Windhoek Sights and Landmarks Guide, Namibia
Being a relatively newer city, the development of Windhoek is still under process. In fact, the German influence is still obvious especially in its buildings, its establishment and the overall feel of the city. However, the slow but sure rise of the city, which is developing an identity of its own, will make this a very interesting destination of the future.
However, the city as of date already offers a very interesting mix of sights from nature to the innate culture and heritage of the people.
Although the republic of Namibia is a staunch democratic upholder, some of their streets were named upon famous dictators including Fidel Castro Street and Robert Mugabe Avenue. This can be attributed to the fact that the first and current President of the country has been on the congenial side. He does not take into account differences in types of governments or in beliefs but continues to foster friendships with various nations, of course, for the sake of the country. That is why; up to this date, those testaments of the lasting friendships can still be found downtown of Windhoek.
The building of the Parliament of Namibia and also the National Council are hard to miss when in Windhoek. The National Gallery of Namibia can also be found in the city of Windhoek. It is home to some interesting galleries including the some artifacts from the past, some important documents, pictures of foreign and local rulers, paintings and other forms of art made from within and outside the country. Based in the middle of the traffic circle in Fidel Castro Street and Robert Mugabe Avenue, you can find the Christuskirche at the gates of the Parliament compound. It is reminiscent of an old Lutheran church that once existed in Windhoek.
Their airports can also become a spectacle for the eyes. Their only international airport, the Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport, handles and sees over 400,000 people leave and visit the city. Likewise, the Eros Airport is the busiest airport in Namibia in terms of take offs and landings. Watching those planes land and take off can be a magnificent view from afar.
Windhoek is one of the safest places to visit in the whole of Africa because of the liberal and democratic nature of the government. With that much influx of guests every year, it could very well become the next best tourism destination in that part of Africa.
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