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Address: Swakopmund, Namibia
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When in Swakopmund, add the historic and charming Woermannhaus to you ' must-see' list ! Beautifully restored and housing a typical old fashioned library, explore the famous... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 17, 2016
GeorgKnoke
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 easy to forget this when visiting the town. The view from the tower brings everything... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

When in Swakopmund, add the historic and charming Woermannhaus to you ' must-see' list ! Beautifully restored and housing a typical old fashioned library, explore the famous tower, which gives you the best views of the Atlantic Ocean and the older parts of Swakopmund and the oldest desert in the world, the Namib!

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Thank GeorgKnoke
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

The woermans have a kind of mall next to the building.Some crafts and artifacts. The coolest shop-the safarishop was closed😣

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

I would travel half way around the world to see it but as part of the limited colonial history and architecture, the Woermannhaus is on the tourist trail. The building sits on a quiet corner and is so unprepossessing that I actually walked past it before realising I had arrived.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2015

When you are on your historic discovery through Swakopmund, the Woerman House is a compulsory stop: German colonial architecture, the Woerman line provided the colonies with sea transport. The house features also eateries as well as tourist shops. In the Sakopmund town centre.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2015

The house of the man who owned the German shipping line that served Namibia. Also upstairs there is an art gallery run by the local art society. Good to look at on a poor day

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Viby J, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

The building was declared a national monument in 1976. Holds bl. a. a gallery with changing exhibitions

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Thank GAage
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

Best view from atop the Woermann Turm - you can take the best photos and have a wonderful view of Swakopmund from all different angles - sea and desert and buildings. Well worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2015

It was built 100 years ah-go as the house of Damara and Namaqua Trading Company. It became a dormitory, and now serves as a military museum. There is not much to see in Swakaopmund itself. It is worth to spend a few minutes going to see the building.

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Greenlawn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2014

It is a beautiful building on the outside and very historical. The lines of the structure are really lovely. The Swakopmund library is housed in part of this building. They actually still have card catalogues! No computers to look up stuff. A step back in time.

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