History of Namibia
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    Roman Catholic Church Namibia

    Description: The twin tower cathedral, with its neo-Renaissance features, is of particular architectural importance. The façade of this right-angled building is particularly impressing with its high peak towers on both sides of the central part with its three arched entrances. The rustic work of brown stone is also striking
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    Transnamib Railway Museum

    Description: The TransNamib museum is located in historical Windhoek Railway station building. The museum was officially opened on 1 July 1993. The exhibition consists of wide range of railway equipment, maps and related items date back to German colonial times and South African administration. Outside of the museum you can see old locomotives including the first diesel locomotive in the country.
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    Christus Kirche

    Description: The Chistus Kirche was designed by Gottlieb Redecker and was officially consecrated in 1910. It is the oldest Evangelical Lutheran church in Namibia. The design of the church is based on the idea of a basilica. It was built in the neo-Romanic style, but also shows the influence of art nouveau. Only local building material was used, except for the Carrara Marble pillared entrance. The outside walls where constructed from quartzite sandstone, which was found and quarried near the present grey Railway Bridge on the Gobabis Road near Avis Dam. All other material was imported from Germany: the roof construction from the firm Eggers in Hamburg and was originally covered with corrugated iron. This was only replaced in 1971 by Harvey tiles during extensive renovations. The stained glass windows were manufactured by the firm Franke, of Hamburg, and the windows of the pulpit were donated by the emperor Willhelm 11 whilst the altar bible was donated by his wife Empress Augusta. The Christus Kirche was proclaimed a national monument on 29 November 1974.
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    Heinitzburg Executive Suites

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    Hotel Heinitzburg, rich in cultural heritage of splendor and elegance, has the perfected perfection with its luxurious Leo

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    Capricorn Tours

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    Old Location Cemetary

    Description: Two cemeteries served Windhoekers between 1904 and 1960: The Gammams Cemetery (1904
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    Gibeon Meteoriets

    Description: The 600 million years old 30 Gibeon Meteorites mounted on steel columns in Post Str Mall are extraterrestrial (originating in space). Between 1911 and 1913, Dr. Paul Range, the State Geologists for the Government of German SWA, collected 37 meteor fragments in the Gibeon area. Their weight ranged between 195-506 kg. Two were stolen and four were donated to various institutions for research purposes. Since the installation of the meteorite fountain, another meteorite has disappeared.All pieces are thought to be part of one large ore, with a mass of over 17 tonnes, which fragmented long before it entered the atmosphere. The Meteorites were proclaimed a National Monument on 15 February 1950.
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    Statue of Major Curt von François

    Description: Statue of Major Curt von François, founder of Windhoek in 1890, Windhoek, Namibia
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    Liebig Ghost House

    Description: A few kilmeters past Daan Viljoen Game Park is a large, dilapidated residence, Liebig House, known to Windhoek residents as the ghost house. This is a private property and although visible from the road can not be visited by members of the general public. The property is closely linked to the early colonial history of Namibia.
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    Kudu Statue

    Description: No one seems quite certain why the statue was erected, but some people believe it might commemorate the vast number of kudu who died in the 1897 rinderpest outbreak. A visiting sculptor, Professor Franz Behn of Munich, drew a kudu in the guest book of Mrs. Olga Levinson, President of the Arts Association.
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    Reiter Denkmal Statue

    Description: The Equestrian Statue or Reiterdenkmal was the idea of Colonel Ludwig von Erstoff, the Commander of the Kaiserliche Schutztruppe. The statue was designed by Adolf Kürle and cast in the Gladbeck foundry in Berlin. It was brought to Swakopmund by ship in 1911 and transported by railway to Windhoek. It was originally placed between the Christus Kirche and Alte Feste but was moved in 2009 a further 50m towards the end of the Alte Feste, to make way for extensions to the National Museum. It is a double-sized statue, 4.5m high and stands on a pedestal made from granite found in the Okahandja area. It depicts a German Schutztruppe cavalryman in full uniform (less scabbard and saddlebags for artistic purposes) and faces northwards (in the direction of the Imperial Army). The statue represents an eventual victory after heavy fighting. The statue was officially proclaimed a national monument on 2nd January 1969.
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    Sanderburg

    Description: After Wilhelm Sander sold Heinitzburg in 1916, he obtained a piece of ground not far from the other two castles, to build a dwelling for himself, a building which is today known as Sanderburg. Many changes have been made over the years, but the original of Willie Sanders style has been preserved. The castle presently still serves as a house.
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    Tintenpalast

    Description: The Tintenpalast is the seat of the Namibian parliament since independence in 1990, however, it was always the seat of the legislative. The building was designed and built by Gottlieb Redecker between 1912 and 1913 and was opened as the seat of the German colonial government on 1 November 1913. The name derives from the German word of "Tinte" (meaning "ink") and "Palast" ("palace"), due to the high amounts of ink used. The Parliament Garden is one of the most beautiful and well kept park areas in Windhoek. It was designed only in 1931 and built in 1934.
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    History in Namibia

    Description: The history of Namibia has passed through several distinct stages from being colonised in the late nineteenth century to Namibia's independence on 21 March 1990. From 1884, Namibia was a German colony: German South-West Africa. After the First World War, the League of Nations mandated South Africa to administer the territory. Following World War II, the League of Nations was dissolved in April 1946 and its successor, the United Nations, instituted a Trusteeship system to bring all of the former German colonies in Africa under UN control. South Africa objected arguing that a majority of the territory's people were content with South African rule.
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    Zoo Park

    Description: The park serves as a central park and is the only larger park area besides the Parliament Garden and the cemeteries. Very popular is the colonial "Café Zoo" as well as a children's playground and open air theatre. Besides serving as an oasis of tranquility, the Zoo Park also has a prehistoric past. In 1961 bones of a more than 5,000 years old elephant where discovered. An elephant memorial is built at that place. Furthermore, a memorial from the German colonial time remembering the killed German soldiers is located in the park. The name Zoo Park derives from the zoo that was located here between 1916 and 1963. In 1956 parts of the park area were destroyed to widen the Kaiserstrasse (now Independence Avenue). In 1963 the rebuilt park area was opened again, called Dr. Verwoed Park, however, renamed into Zoo Park again in 1989.
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    The Lighthouse

    Description: The Lighthouse
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