Top 7 Places To Visit in Namibia

Fredrick Ngugi March 20, 2017

Alte Feste

Alte Feste

Alte Feste. Photo credit: Colonial Voyage

Also referred to as the “Old Fortress,” the Alte Feste is a fortress and museum in the suburbs of Windhoek, which was built in 1890 to serve as the headquarters of the Imperial German Schutztruppe, a colonial military force.

The fortress is the oldest surviving building in Windhoek and is comprised of an inner courtyard with high walls and accommodation for troops on the inside as well as four tall security towers.

In 1935, Alte Feste was transformed into a hostel for the adjacent Windhoek High School. It was declared a national monument in 1957 and turned into a national museum in 1963.

Last Edited by:Abena Agyeman-Fisher Updated: March 20, 2017


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