Hohenzollernhaus

Hohenzollernhaus, Swakopmund: Address, Hohenzollernhaus Reviews: 4/5

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Erwin
Antwerp, Belgium3 068 contributions
Hohenzollern Building
Dec 2019
The building, named after the German Imperial family of the same name, dates back to 1909 when it started life as a hotel but in 1912 it was taken over by the municipality after the hotel licence had been revoked by the local magistrate when it became a well-known gambling den.
This is one of the finest colonial buildings in Swakopmund, located on the corner of Libertina Amathila Avenue and Tobias Hainyeko Street. On the roof above the front door, there is a statue of a kneeling Atlas holding up a globe of the world. In 1988 the original cement figure had to be replaced with the present plaster-of-Paris version.
The building was later converted into private flats.
Written 3 November 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10 579 contributions
Great Architecture
Jan 2020
One reason to wander through this unique town is to visit the special architecture, colonial to be sure, evocative of Germany. Sitting out in the hot sun.
Written 10 April 2020
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Karen A
Toledo79 contributions
Beautiful Architecture
Oct 2019
Beautiful German architecture in the middle of the city. Very easy to find. It is situated on a corner.
Written 28 October 2019
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Athens, Greece2 675 contributions
German architecture
Aug 2019 • Solo
Pasted this whilst walking in Swakopmund ,quite distinct German architecture and nice to see if you in area
Written 1 September 2019
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2 480 contributions
the most beautiful building in town
May 2019 • Couples
Hard to miss, not possible to visit i think (private) but certainly worth looking at, absolutely fabulous
Written 12 June 2019
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midwaytoheaven
Midway, UT2 981 contributions
Beautifully Restored Old Bavarian 1906 Building
Apr 2019 • Couples
This building caught my eye are we drove thru the downtown streets of Swakopmund. It has been nicely restored to it original grandeur and class. The German architecture is quite detailed right up to the front top roof-line pinnacle. It is buildings like this that bring such charm to the Swakopmund downtown and makes it so fun exploring.

BOTTOM LINE: I put this high on my "must see" list when in Swakopmund along with many other old restored buildings. Today it is divided up into condos and not accessible. Worth while even to swing by in your rental car or taxi. Loved it. MY RATING: 9/10.
Written 8 April 2019
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Homecoming80
Pittsburgh, PA196 contributions
German Influenced Architecture
May 2018
A beautiful German influenced building in Swakopmund. Take note of the statue on the top of the building. It’s a must stop while visiting this beach town.
Written 9 June 2018
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Fair value
14 contributions
Old world charming
Aug 2017
What an amazing oasis in the desert. A simple case of under promise and over deliver. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this charming home from home. Wonderfully appointed, clean and spacious. We will be back and have already referred many friends, only the close ones!!
Written 31 January 2018
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Nelius V
32 contributions
Nothing too special
Aug 2017 • Friends
Nice to see and photograph, but that is about it. Not possible to enter. If you are closer by have a look, but don't go out of your way unless you are interested in these type of buildings or looking for something to photograph.
Written 6 August 2017
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Noel D
Newcastle, Australia524 contributions
Very interesting architecture
Apr 2017 • Friends
Whilst this may be a bit everyday for europeans I found it well worthy of taking time to enjoy the different & unusual detail.
Well maintained .
Written 11 May 2017
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