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Welcome to Alte Feste (Old Fortress)

Alte Feste (Old Fortress)

Situated on a high point overlooking the CBD, the Schutztruppe Fort served as the German colonial powers' military headquarters until 1915 and today houses the state museum. It foundaiton stone was laid in 1890 making this one of the oldest buildings in Windhoek and a singificant national monument. The museum's exhibition informs visitors of Namibia's history from its san (bushmen) origins to German occupation in 1884 and the resulting struggle for independence.

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English is the official language, but many people also speak Afrikaans and German. There are also several indigenous languages spoken, mainly in the rural areas.

The official currency is the Namibian Dollar (NAD) divided into 100 cents. Its value is equal to the South African Rand, which is also accepted as legal currency in Namibia. Major credit cards are accepted. Travellers cheques and foreign currency can be exchanged at any bank or bureau de change, though cash is more expensive to exchange than travellers cheques. ATMs are available in larger towns only.

Opening Times
Monday to Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-12:30pm and 3pm-6pm.
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