Christuskirche, Windhoek

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Located in the city's historic center, Christuskirche represents an example of Gothic Revival architecture, built between 1907 and 1910 and accented with Art Nouveau elements. The church boasts a spire made from quartz sandstone, while part of its roof and three bronze bells were sent from Germany. The stained glass windows, a gift from Emperor Wilhelm II, remain the building's major feature. Christuskirche is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Windhoek Edition.
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  • This is a stunning building from afar and very attractive in the middle of the city. It's free and you are welcome to go inside to pray or just see around and understand it's history.  more »
  • I checked it out because it’s a popular landmark in the city, but there wasn’t anything significant about it honestly. Quite bland down to the interior architecture. Still almost impossible to miss wh...  more »
  • The Church of Christ is somehow the only building that reminds me of Windhoek. From the outside, the Church is really very nice to look at and is very impressive. We were lucky to be able to visit the Church from the inside. Just wanted to close. The Church is no longer impressive from the inside and is also rather simple. Nevertheless, it was to have seen this church live for a must-have.
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  • A bit smaller than expected but beautiful
  • A page in the past. A must for those interested in arquitecture this stone-made church.
  • The Christ Church (or Christuskirche) is a historic landmark and Lutheran church in Windhoek, Namibia, designed by architect Gottlieb Redecker.[1] The church was built following the warsbetween the Germans and the Khoikhoi, Herero, and Owambo. The foundation stonewas laid on 11 August 1907,[2] while on 16 October 1910 the church was officially dedicated.[3] It was originally known as the Church of Peace.[4] Christ Church was constructed from quartzsandstone mined from the vicinity of Avis Dam.[1] It has a mixture of neo-Romanesque, Art Nouveau and Gothic revival influences.[4]Its spire is 24 m (79 ft) high.[4]
  • The Christus church is a Historic place in Windhoek. Which is one of the most beautiful places in Windhoek. It is not that big, but very meaningfull. Many of the parts build in this Church come from Europe. Like the lead glass in the church which is by the way very beautifull and quite colourfull was a gift from Emperor Whilem II. This place can easyly be found because it is in the middle of a traffic Island on the Robert Mugabe Avenue, opposite of the Tintenpalast.
  • A beautifull historic Lutheran Church that overlooks the city centre. It's close to the parliament gardens, independence museum, Alte Feste and Botanical Gardens. Well worth a visit.
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