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Address: Swakopmund, Namibia
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A Visual Treat

Its a must see if in Swakopmund even if you are unable to climb the stairs. The building has beautiful tiles and artwork which can be seen in the courtyard. The view from the top... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ian_Wand
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a must see if in Swakopmund even if you are unable to climb the stairs. The building has beautiful tiles and artwork which can be seen in the courtyard. The view from the top of the tower is tremendous - all the way over town to the desert and the sea. It is a shame the courtyard is not... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Fascinating architecture! Good gallery. And the best views in town. The tower has to be ascended - 360 degree views of the town is an experience. It is hard to believe that this gem and oasis of Swakopmund is surrounded by desert - it is easy to forget this when visiting the town. The view from the tower brings everything... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

When in Swakopmund, add the historic and charming Woermannhaus to you ' must-see' list ! Beautifully restored and housing a typical old fashioned library, explore the famous tower, which gives you the best views of the Atlantic Ocean and the older parts of Swakopmund and the oldest desert in the world, the Namib!

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Thank GeorgKnoke
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The woermans have a kind of mall next to the building.Some crafts and artifacts. The coolest shop-the safarishop was closed😣

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Thank Moraia T
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

I would travel half way around the world to see it but as part of the limited colonial history and architecture, the Woermannhaus is on the tourist trail. The building sits on a quiet corner and is so unprepossessing that I actually walked past it before realising I had arrived.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

When you are on your historic discovery through Swakopmund, the Woerman House is a compulsory stop: German colonial architecture, the Woerman line provided the colonies with sea transport. The house features also eateries as well as tourist shops. In the Sakopmund town centre.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

The house of the man who owned the German shipping line that served Namibia. Also upstairs there is an art gallery run by the local art society. Good to look at on a poor day

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Viby J, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

The building was declared a national monument in 1976. Holds bl. a. a gallery with changing exhibitions

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Thank GAage
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Best view from atop the Woermann Turm - you can take the best photos and have a wonderful view of Swakopmund from all different angles - sea and desert and buildings. Well worth it.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

It was built 100 years ah-go as the house of Damara and Namaqua Trading Company. It became a dormitory, and now serves as a military museum. There is not much to see in Swakaopmund itself. It is worth to spend a few minutes going to see the building.

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