(c) Penni Warncke

Luderitz was founded 1883 by the german trader Adolf Lüderitz. The town is marked by german colonial architecture still to this day.
Our weather is constant during the year 19 to 26 degrees with occasional heavy south west wind and sometimes sandsorms. Warm clothes are recommended, even if the day is bright and sunny, the chilly wind at Diaz Point catches you off guard.
The drinking water supply has followed from the Koichab Pan about 65 km in the Namib desert since 1968. It is one of the claenest water in the whole of Africa.

Places of interest inside Luderitz town

Museum of Luderitz

The history of the town is documented by photos and memorial pieces.
A model shows the functionalism of diamonds mining.

Luderitzbucht 1908 - postcard
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Goerke house

It was built for the german officer Hans Goerke in 1907. The house captivates with his roof constructions, overhangs and oriels in a pointed, flat and piece together way; everything in light blue under a red roof.

(c) Harald Süpfle

(c) Brian J. McMorrow

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Felsenkirche (church)

This Lutheran church was consecrated 1912 and is very beautiful, especially in the late afternoon, when the setting sun is shining through the colorful glass windows. The German Emperor Wilhelm II. founds the altarwindow.

(c) Brian J. McMorrow
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(c) Brian J. McMorrow
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Woermann house

A simple construction in the basic, but it seems the house growed up out of the rocks. Many rocks must be blew up during the erection. This pieces form the bricks up to the first floor. Furthermore it shines on the nothern side with two oriels and three balconies in the first floor.

Railroad station

A typical style of german colonial architecture from 1914.

(c) Brian J. McMorrow
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Have a break...

(c) Brian J. McMorrow
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Diaz Coffee Shop :
Breakfast, light meals as well as afternoon coffee and cake are offered to the tourists.
Specialities (the german 'black forest cake' and milkshakes) spice up your life.

Waterfront :
It was built after the model in Capetown, South-Africa.
Unfortunately the Luderitz-Copy is only a miniarture edition.and has no huge of shops.

(c) Brian J. McMorrow
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AVIS - Car hire (Bahnhof St.) :

In Luderitz you can certainly hire a car before your holiday trip starts, Telephon : +264 (63) 20 39 68.

Luderitz Safaris & Tours (Taxi services to anywhere and agent for the Intercope Mainliner bus) :

Most trips will be booked here, if a registration is required.
Also the pension family 'Zur Waterkant' could help you to make bookings of most activities.

Historical city tour :

by car / on foot / or a guided tour by Mr Haelbich (Pension 'Zur Waterkant').

Shark Island with the monument of Adolf Luederitz :

Sometimes you should barefacedly pay a little fee at the entrance. Please do not pay this.