A holiday in Windhoek is flavoured with traditional
brews, as well as sausage and sauerkraut, to complement its lovely
colonial architecture. You will also find a great mix of colourful
African culture that will leave you in no doubt that you are in the
commercial heart of a vast southern African country.
Namibia's main point of entry is by air. Most of
those who travel to Windhoek come to use it as a jumping off point
for a safari trip or desert expedition, spending a few days getting
to know the city at the beginning or end of their journey.
Tourist attractions in Windhoek include the imposing
Lutheran Christuskirche, an interesting architectural hybrid, while
the Alte Feste, translated to 'Old Fortress', was once the German
military headquarters that now operates as a state museum.
There's also the Owela Museum, which showcases the
country's diverse ethnography, and the National Botanic Gardens,
which are great for a stroll and a picnic. The city is
well-situated to act as a springboard to many desert attractions
The sun shines nearly every day of the year, and the
weather is always warm to mild, even in midwinter, so there is no
best time weather-wise to travel to Windhoek. However, summers may
be too hot for some, so a preferable period to holiday in Windhoek
is either side of the hottest months, between April and June or
March and October.
ChristuskircheChristuskirche 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... see full details
Alte Feste (Old Fortress)The Alte Fest, also known as the Schutztruppe Fort, served as the German colonial power's military headquarters until after World War One and today houses the state historical museum. German commander Curt von Francois laid the foundation stones in 1890, making it one of... see full details
National Botanic GardenThe National Botanic Garden of Namibia is a 12 hectare (30 acre) nature reserve in the heart of Windhoek, where tourists can hike, picnic, and learn about the country's fascinating plant life. The small nature reserve only opened to the public in the... see full details
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