Windhoek Attractions

Christuskirche © Roger Zenner


Christuskirche is a prominent landmark in the historic centre of Windhoek. A 79-foot (24m) spire tops the sandstone church, existing as a national monument. Its portal and altar are Italian marble, and its gothic revival face is unique by virtue of its Art Nouveau elements made from quartz sandstone. Interestingly, the stained glass windows, a gift from Emperor Wilhelm II, were installed backwards until the late 1990s when a tourist noticed the error. The church is a delight to explore, especially for those interested in architecture. The Parliamentary Gardens are wonderful for a stroll and a picnic, and are just around the corner form the church. There is also a small craft market nearby.

Address: Corner of Fidel Castro Str and Robert Mugabe Ave; Opening time: Monday to Friday 7:30am-2:30pm.


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