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Windhoek

Country
Namibia
State
Khomas
City
Windhoek
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By plane

If you're arriving in Namibia by airplane, this is most likely to be via Hosea Kutako International Airport. The airport is approximately 40km out of town, so give yourself plenty of time to travel to the city centre.
Windhoek also has a municipal airport called Eros. This is the main airport for all domestic flights - so travellers making a connection between international and domestic aircraft should also allow at least one hour for the travel time between the two airports

By train

Windhoek's train station is in the city centre, just off Bahnhof Street.
TransNamib, via their StarLine passenger service, operates trains from Windhoek to destinations all over Namibia.

By bus

Intercape runs a bus service to and from Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa and Livingstone in Zambia. It's about 24 hours to either city. Book a few days in advance at least to be sure that you have a seat. As at February 2009 the cost was about R700 for either ticket.
 

Key places to visit
National Art Gallery of Namibia, Christuskirche, Zoo Park


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Places to Visit

National Art Gallery of Namibia

The National Art Gallery of Namibia) is an institution for art and culture of the government of Namibia and is situated in Windhoek, Namibia. Its aims are to encourage and cultivate art in Namibia.
In the National Art Gallery of Namibia there is a permanent exhibition of international recognition showing Namibian, African and European art. The Gallery shows also local art. Joe Madisia – an artist himself – is the director at the moment.

Christuskirche

Christuskirche (1910) was built by Tunschel & Wilke to accommodate the Lutheran congregation and G Drecker laid the original sandstone in 1896. The stone church of Christuskirche, towers above other buildings in the capital city of Windhoek, as it sits throne-like on a hill. The Germans built it a century ago when they founded Windhoek as the capital of their newly acquired colony. Inside on the church walls there is a bronze plaque with the names of German soldiers, marines and civilians killed during Nama and Herero uprisings in 1903-1907. Church services are conducted in German at 10.00 on Sundays.

Zoo Park

Zoo Park is a public park on Independence Avenue in downtown Windhoek, Namibia. It is also a focal point of social life in the city The current park is landscaped and features a pond, children's playground and open-air theatre.
The remains of an elephant from between 5,000 and 20,000 years ago were uncovered in 1961, making the elephant kill there one of the earliest known such events in human history
 

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