"Cities - Windhoek" Windhoek Tip by MikeAtSea

Windhoek, Namibia: 9 reviews and 15 photos

  The Geman church of the capital
by MikeAtSea

With 15 000 inhabitants, Namibia's capital of Windhoek is the biggest city in the country. The attractive town lies at an altitude of 1650 metres in a beautiful valley bordered by the Eros Mountains in the north and the Auas mountains in the south. Towards the west, stretches the Khomas Highland to the Namib and the coast.
Windhoek combines the modern city architectural style with that of the German colonial era.
The city is - for an African town - still very clean and a bit provincial, although the atmosphere does have cosmopolitan flare as well.
The influence of the German language and culture is, in many ways, still present. There are German restaurants where one can have traditional German dishes, bread and beer, and even celebrate the German carnival. Although English is the official language, one can use German just about anywhere.

Directions: In the centre of the country

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 22, 2006
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