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

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Nearby Windhoek attractions

1. Heinitzburg Castle

0.69 MILES

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

2. Independence Memorial Museum

1.04 MILES

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

3. Kaiserliche Realschule

1.11 MILES

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…

4. Christuskirche

1.16 MILES

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…

5. Tintenpalast

1.17 MILES

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

6. Elephant Column

1.21 MILES

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

7. Kriegerdenkmal

1.21 MILES

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

8. Zoo Park

1.22 MILES

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…