Swakopmund is located on the northwestern coast of Namibia. As a seaside resort, Swakopmund is especially popular as a tourist attraction due to its excellent climate, the old German architecture and relaxing atmosphere.
The town exudes romance and history; a rich cultural melting pot of old and new. The town is an eclectic mixture of Bohemian and Bavarian, home to artists, hippies, strait-laced descendants of German settlers, stately Hererp woman in Victorian dress, and miners and safari operators.
Swakopmund was founded in 1892, two years later than Windhoek, by Captain Curt von Francois. It was intended to be the main harbour of German South-West Africa. Many of the old German influences is still seen and heard in the town, as German is spoken by many residents along with Afrikaans and other Namibian Languages.
Historic Buildings in the town include the Altes Gefangnis Prison, designed by Heinrich Bause in 1909. The Wormannhaus, built in 1906 with a prominent tower, is now a public library. Some of the attractions in Swakopmund include the Swakopmund Museum, the National Marine Aquarium and a crystal gallery. Outside of the city, the Rossmund Desert Golf Course is one of only 5 all-grass desert courses in the world. Nearby lies a camel farm and the Martin Luther steam locomotive, dating from 1896 and abandoned in the desert.
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