Must see attractions in Windhoek

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    Christuskirche

    Windhoek’s best-recognised landmark, and something of an unofficial symbol of the city, this German Lutheran church stands on a traffic island and lords…

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    Daan Viljoen Game Park

    This beautiful wildlife park sits in the Khomas Hochland about 18km west of Windhoek. You can walk to your heart’s content through lovely wildlife-rich…

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    National Museum of Namibia

    The excellent display on Namibia’s independence at the country’s historical museum provides some enlightening context to the struggles of this young…

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    Zoo Park

    Although this leafy park served as a public zoo until 1962, today it functions primarily as a picnic spot and shady retreat for lunching office workers…

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    Trans-Namib Transport Museum

    Windhoek’s beautiful old Cape Dutch–style train station on Bahnhof St was constructed by the Germans in 1912, and was expanded in 1929 by the South…

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    Independence Memorial Museum

    Opened in 2014, this museum is dedicated to the country's anticolonial and independence struggle. The first floor tells the story of Namibia under…

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    Heinitzburg Castle

    Uphill from Robert Mugabe Ave are the three Windhoek 'castles', including the 1914 Heinitzburg, which today houses a hotel and fine restaurant. The other…

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    Owela Museum

    Part of the National Museum of Namibia, located about 600m from the main building, exhibits at the Owela Museum focus on Namibia’s natural and cultural…

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    Tintenpalast

    The former administrative headquarters of German South West Africa have been given a new mandate as the Namibian parliament building. As a fitting homage…

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    Kaiserliche Realschule

    Windhoek’s first German primary school was built in 1908, and opened the following year with a class size of 74 students. Notice the curious turret with…

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    Gathemann’s Complex

    Along Independence Ave are three colonial-era buildings, all designed by the famous architect Willi Sander. The one furthest south was built in 1902 as…

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    Owambo Campaign Memorial

    At the entry to the train station parking area, you’ll see the Owambo Campaign Memorial, which was erected in 1919 to commemorate the 1917 British and…

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    National Art Gallery

    This art gallery contains a permanent collection of works reflecting Namibia’s historical and natural heritage. The collection displays works by…

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    Turnhalle

    The Turnhalle was built in 1909 as a training hall for the Windhoek Gymnastic Club, though in 1975 it was modernised and turned into a conference hall. On…

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    Old Magistrates’ Court

    This old courthouse was built in 1898 for Carl Ludwig, the state architect, but it was never used and was eventually drafted into service as the…

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    Kriegerdenkmal

    Zoo Park's rather anachronous mate to the elephant column is the Kriegerdenkmal, topped by a rather frightening golden imperial eagle, which was dedicated…

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    Old Supreme Court

    Dating from 1908, the gabled brick Old Supreme Court was a court from 1920 to 1930, when the legal system was changing from the German to the South…

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    Elephant Column

    Zoo Park’s prominent elephant column was designed by Namibian sculptor Dörthe Berner.

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    Showground

    Site of the annual Windhoek Show in late September into early October.