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Address: Swakopmund, Namibia

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Good if our into art or history

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
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Southport, United Kingdom
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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