Christuskirche, Windhoek

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#3 of 15 in Historic Sites in Namibia
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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  • Great, small, historical church. Beautiful rock. Love the wooden doors. Add to your Windhoek city sightseeing. Safe parking. Other sights within walking distance.
  • It is a good looking church/building, German architecture, traditional style and definitely among some of the oldest building in the city. Built during the dark era of the country of racism and segregation. still standing strong and beautiful.
  • This place is very popular with tourist I do not get the hype but it’s well maintained. Centrally situated so worth the stop if you in town.
  • Christuskirche (Christ Church) is early 20th century church and remnant of the German colonial period, located along Robert Mugabe Avenue, next to the Parliment Garden in the heart of Windhoek. We passed by on a Saturday and found the church closed. However, you can park, walk around and enjoy the exterior architecture of this local landmark. The building was constructed of local quartz sandstone. There are hints of Gothic Revival style as we all a single tower with spire that reaches 24 metres in height. The church looks attractive against blue skies. Note: There is a small bronze plaque near the front entrance providing information about the foundation stone and construction of the church. Not sure about opening hours or if you can visit the inside of this small church. However, if you are fan of architecture and viewing historic buildings, this makes a nice, quick stop in Windhoek to enjoy seeing the exterior of the building. Give it 10 minutes of your time before continuing onward with other intended sightseeing endeavours in Windhoek.
  • One of those popular places to stop by when you're in town. Nothing special really but yeah, just do it if you may!
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