Lüderitz and its surroundings
The small village of Aus is located about 125 kilometers east of Lüderitz. West of Aus begins the “Dune Namib”, and here you can mostly see a herd of wild horses
Garup was once a small railway station on the railway line from Aus to Lüderitz, completed in 1906. The small station house and the remains of the railway tracks as well as the water reservoir for the steam locomotive can still be visited today.
For the visitor, the nostalgic Lüderitz reveals itself as a very colorful small town, due to the numerous buildings originating from the German colonial period and lovingly maintained in the then popular Art Nouveau and Wilhelminian architectural style. The Evangelical Lutheran rock church from 1911 on the highest level of the city is striking, as well as the Goerke House with its bright blue roof and its grandiose sundial.A visit to the Lüderitz Museum is very worthwhile
Of particular interest is the ghost town of Kolmanskop, once the center of the diamond industry in Namibia. Within two years after the first diamond was found, Kolmanskuppe was created. A complete place with a school, a first-class equipped hospital, an ice cream factory, a casino with a bowling alley, bakery, butcher and other facilities, as well as exclusive and pompous residential houses. Today this place is abandoned, and dunes have taken over the buildings and give the place a spooky atmosphere.
A trip around the lagoon and Sturmvogel Bay and Große Bucht to the Lüderitz Peninsula with Diaz Point is recommended. There is a small penguin colony on Halifax Island.
The little trip to Shark Island, where the Lüderitz monument is also located, is worth it. From here you have a wonderful view of the Atlantic Ocean, the harbour entrance and the city
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