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Windhoek in 3D

Windhoek in 3D

Windhoek is the capital of Namibia. The city is located in the Khomas highlands with more than 1600 meteres above the sea level just close to the geographical centre of the country. It is the economical, political and cultural centre of the country. Windhoek has more than 300 000 inhabitants who come from all regions of the country. In the multicultural metropolis live Ovambo, Damara, Herero, Nama, Kavango, San, Himba, Caprivians, Rehoboth Baster and Whites in peace with one another. English is the official language of Namibia, but Afrikaans is also commonly speaking by most Namibians. Windhoek is considered as one of the safest and cleanest city in Africa.


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Windhoek von oben

 

The airport

Hosea Kutako International Airport is Namibia's largest airport with over one million passengers a year, which is used by most tourists as their arrival in Namibia. The airport is 40 kilometers east of Windhoek.

Hosea Kutako International Airport

Hosea Kutako International Airport Tower
Hosea Kutako International Airport Panorama

 

The largest metropolis in the country

With around 20% of the total population of Namibia, Windhoek is by far the most important economic center in the country. Nearly all companies based in Namibia have their headquarters in Windhoek, which also results in continued immigration from other parts of the country.

Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue Windhoek

Hilton Hotel Windhoek
Downtown Windhoek

 

The Zoo Park in the city centre

This park forms the centre of the city. Windhoeker meet each other here to any given time to spend a comfortable moment in the shade. Coffee's and souvenir shops are located nearby.

Zoo Park Windhoek

 

The main road – Independence Avenue

This road is the main business road in Windhoek. Shopping centres, souvenir outlets, restaurants and many shady seats are situated along the Independence Avenue. At most places sidewalks are roofed.

Luisen Apotheke Windhoek
Independence Ave pedestrian zone Windhoek

Independence Ave Windhoek

 

The pedestrian zone – Post Street Mall

In Post Street Mall tourists and locals can find all they need. In the centre of the street there is a collection of Meteorites. At the end of the Post Street Mall a shopping mall is located – the Wirnhill Park.

Post Strasse Kaiserkrone Windhoek

Metereoid monument Windhoek

 

Christ Church – The historic landmark of the city

The Christ Church forms the historic city centre and is considered as the historic landmark of Windhoek. Directly nearby are the Alte Feste, the Independece Memorial Museum and the Tintenpalast located, which is enclosed by a public park.

Christuskirche Windhoek

 

The Independence Memorial Museum

In this museum the history of Namibia is shown. Numerous pictures and exhibitions keep records of the colonization by the Germans, the Apartheid regime by South Africa and the Namibian liberation struggle for independence.

Independence Memorial Windhoek

 

The Tintenpalast

The Tintenpalast serves as the seat of the Namibian parliament and is enclosed by a public park. On the upper stairs of the Parliament building you have a great view onto the City of Windhoek.

Tintenpalast Windhoek

Parliament Garden Windhoek
Parliament Windhoek

Love Street Panorama Windhoek

 

The Owela Nationalmuseum

Exhibits from science and Namibian history are exhibited here.

Owela Nationalmuseum Windhoek

 

The train station

From the train station all important cities of Namibia can be reached. The luxurious Desert Express travelles regularly to Swakopmund. In front of the train station building old railway locomotives are shown.

Trans Namib Train Station Windhoek

Trans Namib Train Station locomotives Windhoek
Trans Namib Train Station locomotive Windhoek

 

Shopping in Windhoek

Windhoek has three large shopping centers. In the city center of Wernhil Park, on the exhibition grounds the Maerua Mall and in the south of the city the Grove Mall.

Maerua Mall Windhoek

 

Heroes' Acre

In the south of the city Windhoek is the National Monument of Namibia. It serves to cultivate patriotism and national consciousness and to pass on the heritage to future generations of Namibia.

Heroes Acre Windhoek

 

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