Windhoek - Namibia's capital
This African city lucky. First, the capital of Namibia, located in the center of the state at the foot of the mountain with a spicy called Eros. Second, thanks to the country's only airport, it was she who takes every tourist coming here in search of the exotic. Third, Windhoek was created with the active participation of German colonizers and today you can find a variety of monuments in the streets, preserving the German spirit. And even its Oktoberfest (and also in October) is conducted metropolitan residents, offering local beer, is not inferior to the famous German pennomu drink.
Amazing Card Capital
In Windhoek attractions found littleat every step, including architectural structures, monuments to those or other events in the history of Namibia. Most often appear in the photo guests the following facilities:
- Jesus Church, built in neo-Gothic style in 1896;
- Presidential Palace, striking decor stylishness;
- "Ink Palace", being used for meetings of the Parliament.
The name "Ink Palace" was not forcolor exterior walls or interior. The building was built in the early twentieth century, for parliamentarians who spent too much ink on the budget, that is a beautiful name - it's actually an irony on the part of ordinary citizens on the authorities.
From the beginnings to the present
The first inhabitants of these territories becameNama ethnic groups, it is considered that they have already mastered the land in 1800. But the date of the founding of the city is officially named in 1890, when the German colonists have decided that this is where the capital of the new state will be known as German South-West Africa.
Interestingly, the name of the main city of NamibiaIt can be translated as "windy corner". A power in the city, really changed - throughout the twentieth century Windhoek belonged not to the Germans, and the neighboring country, South Africa. And only in 1990 the long-awaited independence, and the city was awarded the title of the capital of Namibia.
Windhoek Today is not much different from the othersmajor cities in the world. Any tourist can find in the capital of Namibia, entertainment for everyone - familiarity with the historical monuments or shopping, walk around the neighborhood or the popular bars and discos. The only negative - the alcohol is sold only in specialized stores, which do not work weekends.