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Lovely Building

Visited on 20 June 2017 , really lovely buildings for photos. Went up the tower N$20pp after... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Andre' H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Hidden attraction in Swakopmund

While searching for what to do in Swakop, didnt come across this attraction much. But its a must... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

This place has early German history of settlers arriving in Namibia. Provides you with a perspective of their lives then. If you have any German connection you'll find it useful. Even if you don't, the preserved building is worth to admire.

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

A small exercise.. .a few stairs and you appreciate a 360 view of the town. If you want embrace in once all the town: it s THE choice.

Thank HDLBruxelles
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Worth paying the N€20 for the views across Swakopmund. When I went there was a security guard who showed me to the room where you get the key from. It is around the courtyard but there were plenty of signs. Try and go later in...More

Thank AHZambia
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

N$20 per person to climb up the tower for a great view of the city. Definitely worth it. ±90 steps to the top.

Thank Nelius V
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Visited on 20 June 2017 , really lovely buildings for photos. Went up the tower N$20pp after getting key. You left to go up on your own & enjoy lovely views of the city from the top , great for photos as you can open...More

Thank Andre' H
Reviewed 2 May 2017

While searching for what to do in Swakop, didnt come across this attraction much. But its a must visit. The views from the top are unique and beautiful.

Thank saurabhbali19
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This used to be the girls hostel during my time in Swakopmund and is now a government building. It also houses a art gallery. As you enter the building the first office on your right holds the key for the tower. Once at the top...More

Thank sigzag
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I think the only place to see all of the city from a height, apart from a plane. great view to all sides. nice art gallery inside but even the decorations and the architecture is heart warming. a must visit.

Thank towfik2017
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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...More

Thank Ian_Wand
Reviewed 22 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...More

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