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A hotel in Windhoek is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Windhoek hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Windhoek are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Windhoek hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Windhoek hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Windhoek have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels in Windhoek
An upscale full service hotel facility in Windhoek that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Windhoek hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

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Full service Windhoek hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.

Historic inns and boutique hotels in Windhoek
Boutique hotels of Windhoek are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Windhoek boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Windhoek may be classified as luxury hotels.

Focused or select service hotels in Windhoek
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Windhoek travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Windhoek focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

Economy and limited service hotels in Windhoek
Small to medium-sized Windhoek hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Windhoek traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Windhoek hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

Guest houses and B&Bs in Windhoek
A bed and breakfast in Windhoek is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Windhoek bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Windhoek B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Windhoek
Windhoek hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Windhoek hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Windhoek
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Windhoek hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Windhoek lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs in Windhoek
Windhoek timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Windhoek often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Windhoek on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

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A Windhoek motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Windhoek for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Windhoek motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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Windhoek
Windhuk, ǀAiǁGams, Otjomuise
City
Late-May 2005 aerial photograph of Windhoek
Late-May 2005 aerial photograph of Windhoek
Coat of arms of Windhoek
Coat of arms
Windhoek is located in Namibia
Windhoek
Windhoek
Location of Windhoek in Namibia
Coordinates:  / -22.57000; 17.08361  / -22.57000; 17.08361
Country Namibia
Region Khomas Region
Settled 1840
Government
• Mayor Muesee Kazapua
• Deputy Mayor Hangapo Veico
Area
• Total 5,133 km (1,982 sq mi)
Population (2011)
• Total 325,858
• Density 62.8/km (163/sq mi)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
• Summer (DST) WAST (UTC+2)
Climate BSh

Windhoek (/ˈvɪnt.hʊk/ VINT-huuk; German: About this sound Windhuk ; Khoekhoe: ǀAiǁgams; Otjiherero: Otjomuise) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia. It is located in central Namibia in the Khomas Highland plateau area, at around 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) above sea level, almost exactly at the country's geographical centre. The population of Windhoek in 2011 was 325,858, growing continually due to an influx from all over Namibia.

The town developed at the site of a permanent spring known to the indigenous pastoral communities. It developed rapidly after Jonker Afrikaner, Captain of the Orlam, settled here in 1840 and built a stone church for his community. In the decades following, multiple wars and armed hostilities resulted in the neglect and destruction of the new settlement. Windhoek was founded a second time in 1890 by Imperial German Army Major Curt von François, when the territory became colonised by Germany.

Windhoek is the social, economic, political, and cultural centre of the country. Nearly every Namibian national enterprise, governmental body, educational and cultural institution is headquartered here.

Windhoek: History

Windhoek: Etymology

The city of Windhoek is traditionally known by two names: ǀAiǁGams, (Khoekhoe: hot springs) and Otjomuise (Otjiherero: place of steam). Both traditional indigenous names refer to the hot springs near today's city centre.

Theories vary on how the place got its modern name of Windhoek. Most believe it is derived from the Afrikaans word wind-hoek (wind corner). Another theory suggests that Captain Jonker Afrikaner named Windhoek after the Winterhoek Mountains at Tulbagh in South Africa, where his ancestors had lived. The first known mention of the name Windhoek was in a letter from Jonker Afrikaner to Joseph Tindall, dated 12 August 1844.

Windhoek: Pre-colonial

In 1840 Jonker Afrikaner established an Orlam settlement at Windhoek. He and his followers stayed near one of the main hot springs, located in the present-day Klein Windhoek suburb. He built a stone church that held 500 people; it was also used as a school. Two Rhenish missionaries, Carl Hugo Hahn and Franz Heinrich Kleinschmidt, started working there in late 1842. Two years later they were driven out by two Methodist Wesleyans, Richard Haddy and Joseph Tindall. Gardens were laid out and for a while Windhoek prospered. Wars between the Nama and Herero peoples eventually destroyed the settlement. After a long absence, Hahn visited Windhoek again in 1873 and was dismayed to see that nothing remained of the town's former prosperity. In June 1885, a Swiss botanist found only jackals and starving guinea fowl amongst neglected fruit trees.

Windhoek: Colonial era

Windhoek at the end of the 19th century
Stamps for German South West Africa postmarked Windhuk
Sanderburg, one of the three castles of Windhoek

In 1878, Britain annexed Walvis Bay and incorporated it into the Cape of Good Hope colony in 1884, but Britain did not extend its influence into the interior. A request by merchants from Lüderitzbucht resulted in the declaration of a German protectorate over what was called German South West Africa in 1884. The borders of the German colony were determined in 1890 and Germany sent a protective corps, the Schutztruppe under Major Curt von François, to maintain order. Von François stationed his garrison at Windhoek, which was strategically situated as a buffer between the Nama and Herero peoples. The twelve strong springs provided water for the cultivation of produce and grains.

Colonial Windhoek was founded on 18 October 1890, when von François fixed the foundation stone of the fort, which is now known as the Alte Feste (Old Fortress). After 1907, development accelerated as indigenous people migrated from the countryside to the growing town to seek work. More European settlers arrived from Germany and South Africa. Businesses were erected on Kaiser Street (presently Independence Avenue), and along the dominant mountain ridge over the city. At this time, Windhoek's three castles, Heinitzburg, Sanderburg, and Schwerinsburg, were built.

Windhoek: South African administration after World War I

The German colonial era came to an end during World War I when South African troops occupied Windhoek in May 1915 on behalf of the British Empire. For the next five years, a South African military government administered South West Africa. It was assigned to the United Kingdom as a mandate territory by the newly formed League of Nations, and South Africa administered it. Development of the city of Windhoek and the nation later to be known as Namibia came to a virtual standstill. After World War II, Windhoek's development gradually gained momentum, as more capital became available to improve the area's economy.

After 1955, large public projects were undertaken, such as the building of new schools and hospitals, tarring of the city's roads (a project begun in 1928 with Kaiser Street), and the building of dams and pipelines to stabilise the water supply. The city introduced the world's first potable re-use plant in 1958, treating recycled sewage and sending it directly into the town's water supply.

Windhoek pro forma received its town privileges on 18 October 1965 on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the second foundation of the town by von François.

Windhoek: Since Namibian independence

Since independence in 1990, Windhoek has remained the national capital, as well as the provincial capital of the central Khomas Region. Since independence and the end of warfare, the city has had accelerated growth and development.

Windhoek: Geography

Expanding the town area has – apart from financial restrictions – proven to be challenging due to its geographical location. In southern, eastern and western directions, Windhoek is surrounded by rocky, mountainous areas, which make land development costly. The southern side is not suitable for industrial development because of the presence of underground aquifers. This leaves the vast Brakwater area north of town the only feasible place for Windhoek's expansion.

Windhoek's City Council has plans to dramatically expand the city's boundaries such that the town area will cover 5,133.4 square kilometres (1,982.0 sq mi). Windhoek would become the third-largest city in the world by area, after Tianjin and Istanbul, although its population density is only 63 inhabitants per square kilometre.

Windhoek: Suburbs

Windhoek is divided into different suburbs:

  • Academia
  • Auasblick
  • Avis
  • Cimbebasia
  • Dorado Park
  • Donkerhoek
  • Eros
  • Eros Park
  • Greenwell Matongo
  • Goreangab
  • Hakahana
  • Havanna
  • Hochland Park
  • Katutura
  • Khomasdal
  • Kleine Kuppe
  • Klein-Windhoek
  • Lafrenz Industrial Area
  • Ludwigsdorf
  • Luxury Hill
  • Northern Industrial
  • Okuryangava
  • Olympia
  • Otjomuise
  • Pionierspark
  • Prosperita
  • Rocky Crest
  • Southern Industrial
  • Suiderhof
  • Wanaheda
  • Windhoek Central
  • Windhoek North
  • Windhoek West

Windhoek: Climate

Windhoek experiences a hot semi-arid climate (BSh) according to Köppen climate classification as the annual temperature is above 18 °C (64 °F). The temperature throughout the year seems to be temperate due to altitude influence. The annual average high and low temperature range is 13.6 °C (24.5 °F). The coldest month is July with average temperature 13.1 °C (55.6 °F), while the hottest month is December with average temperature 23.5 °C (74.3 °F). Precipitation is abundance during summer season and minimum during winter season. Precipitation total is 367.4 millimetres (14.46 in). Thanks to its location near Kalahari Desert, the city receives 3605 hours of sunshine.

Climate data for Windhoek (1728 m), Namibia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36.0
(96.8)
35.8
(96.4)
34.9
(94.8)
31.3
(88.3)
31.8
(89.2)
26.1
(79)
25.7
(78.3)
30.0
(86)
33.2
(91.8)
35.0
(95)
36.5
(97.7)
36.6
(97.9)
36.6
(97.9)
Average high °C (°F) 30.0
(86)
28.6
(83.5)
27.2
(81)
25.6
(78.1)
22.7
(72.9)
20.2
(68.4)
20.5
(68.9)
23.4
(74.1)
26.5
(79.7)
29.1
(84.4)
29.6
(85.3)
30.7
(87.3)
26.2
(79.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.3
(73.9)
22.1
(71.8)
21.0
(69.8)
18.9
(66)
15.8
(60.4)
13.2
(55.8)
13.1
(55.6)
15.8
(60.4)
19.3
(66.7)
21.7
(71.1)
22.5
(72.5)
23.5
(74.3)
19.2
(66.6)
Average low °C (°F) 17.2
(63)
16.5
(61.7)
15.4
(59.7)
12.8
(55)
9.2
(48.6)
6.7
(44.1)
6.3
(43.3)
8.6
(47.5)
11.9
(53.4)
14.6
(58.3)
15.6
(60.1)
16.9
(62.4)
12.6
(54.7)
Record low °C (°F) 7.5
(45.5)
6.8
(44.2)
3.7
(38.7)
2.4
(36.3)
−1.6
(29.1)
−2.8
(27)
−2.6
(27.3)
−3.9
(25)
−1.1
(30)
1.6
(34.9)
0.4
(32.7)
3.3
(37.9)
−3.9
(25)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 78.1
(3.075)
80.3
(3.161)
78.7
(3.098)
37.7
(1.484)
6.6
(0.26)
1.2
(0.047)
0.7
(0.028)
0.9
(0.035)
2.8
(0.11)
11.8
(0.465)
26.9
(1.059)
41.7
(1.642)
367.4
(14.464)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 11.1 10.7 10.5 5.5 1.9 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.9 2.8 5.3 7.5 57.7
Average relative humidity (%) 42 56 51 44 37 32 27 19 17 22 30 34 34.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 288 254 282 273 310 309 326 341 321 319 297 285 3,605
Source #1: Deutscher Wetterdienst
Source #2: Danish Meteorological Institute (sun only)

Windhoek: Politics

Windhoek is the only self-governed settlement in Khomas Region. It is governed by a multi-party municipal council that currently has fifteen seats. Council is highest decision making body of the Windhoek municipality. The Council meets once a month (each last Wednesday of the month) to consider items recommended to it by the Management Committee. In making decision, Council may endorse or change any recommendation. As a democratic principle, Council decisions are taken collectively and councillors are bound by such decisions. As individuals, council members have no administrative authority. They cannot give orders or otherwise supervise City employees unless specifically directed to do so by the Council. The Council, however, has complete authority over all administrative affairs in the city. Council members devote their official time to problems of basic policy and act as liaisons between the City and the general public. Council members are concerned, not only with the conduct of daily affairs, but also with the future development of the city.

Windhoek: Demographics

In 1971, there were roughly 26,000 whites living in Windhoek, outnumbering the black population of 24,000. About one third of white residents at the time, at least 9,000 individuals, were German speakers. Windhoek's population currently stands at over 322,500 (65% Black; 17% whites; 18% other), and is growing 4% annually in part due to informal settlements that have even higher growth rates of nearly 10% a year.

Windhoek: Economy

The city is the administrative, commercial, and industrial center of Namibia. A 1992/93 study estimated that Windhoek provides over half of Namibia's non-agricultural employment, with its national share of employment in utilities being 96%, in transport and communication 94%, finance and business services 82%. Due to its relative size Windhoek is, even more than many other national capital cities, the social, economic, and cultural centre of the country. Nearly every national enterprise is headquartered here. The University of Namibia is, too, as are the country's only theatre, all ministry head offices, and all major media and financial entities. The governmental budget of the city of Windhoek nearly equals those of all other Namibian local authorities combined. Of the 3,300 US$-millionaires in Namibia, 1,400 live in Windhoek.

Windhoek: Tourism

Due to Windhoek's proximity to Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek serves an important role in Namibia's tourism. The report on Namibia Tourism Exit Survey 2012 - 2013, produced by the Millennium Challenge Corporation for the Namibian Directorate of Tourism, indicates that 56% of all tourists visiting Namibia during that time period, visited Windhoek. In addition hereto, many of Namibia's tourism related parastatals and governing bodies such as Namibia Wildlife Resorts, Air Namibia and the Namibia Tourism Board as well as Namibia's tourism related associations such as the Hospitality Association of Namibia are headquartered in Windhoek. Windhoek is also home to a number of notable hotels such as Windhoek Country Club Resort and some international hotel chains such as Avani Hotels and Resorts and Hilton Hotels and Resorts, that also operate in Windhoek.

Windhoek: Culture

In public life Afrikaans and to a lesser extent German are still used as the lingua franca even though the government only uses the English language.

Windhoek: Notable landmarks

Parliament Gardens
Christuskirche
Tintenpalast in Windhoek
  • Alte Feste – (Old Fortress) Built in 1890, today houses the National Museum.
  • Christuskirche – A Lutheran church opened in 1910, built in the gothic revival style with Art Nouveau elements. Situated in the historic center of Windhoek next to Parliament Gardens and Tintenpalast.
  • Curt von François monument in front of the municipality building. Inaugurated on 18 October 1965 on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the second foundation of the town by von François.
  • Heroes' Acre
  • Independence Memorial Museum
  • National Library of Namibia
  • Reiterdenkmal (Equestrian Monument), a statue celebrating the victory of the German Empire over the Herero and Nama in the Herero and Namaqua War of 1904–1907 The statue has been removed from its historical place next to Christuskirche in December 2013 and is now on display in the yard of the Alte Feste.
  • St. Marien Kathedrale
  • Supreme Court of Namibia – situated in Michael Scott Street on Eliakim Namundjebo Plaza. Built between 1994 and 1996 it is Windhoek's only building erected post-independence in an African style of architecture.
  • The three castles of Windhoek built by architect Wilhelm Sander: Heinitzburg, Sanderburg, and Schwerinsburg
  • Tintenpalast – (Ink Palace) within Parliament Gardens, the seat of both chambers of the Parliament of Namibia. Built between 1912 and 1913 and situated just north of Robert Mugabe Avenue.
  • Turnhalle – neo-classicist building of Wilhelmine architecture, inaugurated in 1909.
  • Windhoek Public Library – built in 1925, next to the Alte Feste.
  • Windhoek Railway Station
  • Zoo Park – a public park on Independence Avenue in downtown Windhoek. The current park is landscaped and features a pond, playground and open-air theatre.

Windhoek: Transport

Windhoek: Rail

Windhoek is connected by rail to:

  • Okahandja (north)
  • Rehoboth (south)
  • Gobabis (east)

Windhoek: Road

Downtown Windhoek
Independence Avenue

In 1928, Kaiserstraße, now Independence Avenue, was the first paved road in Windhoek. Ten years later the next one, Gobabis road, now Sam Nujoma Drive, was also paved. Today out of ca. 40,000 kilometres (25,000 mi) of Namibia's total road network, about 5,000 kilometres (3,100 mi) is sealed.

Windhoek's three main access roads from Rehoboth, Gobabis, and Okahandja are paved, and are designed to be able to withstand the largest possible flood to be expected in fifty years. Sealed roads can carry traffic moving at 120 kilometres per hour (75 mph) and should last for 20 years.

As everywhere in Namibia, public transport is scarce and transportation across town is largely done by taxi; there were 6,492 registered taxis in 2013.

Windhoek: Air transportation

Windhoek is served by two airports. The closest one is Eros 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) south of the city center for smaller craft, and Hosea Kutako International Airport 42 kilometres (26 mi) east of the city. A number of foreign airlines operate to and from Windhoek. Air charters and helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft rentals are also available.

Windhoek: Hosea Kutako International Airport

Hosea Kutako International Airport, situated 42 kilometres outside Windhoek, handles over 800,000 passengers a year. It has one runway without capacity limitations. The other international airport is located in Walvis Bay, with domestic airports at Luderitz, Oranjemund and Ondangwa. Air Namibia connects daily to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Frankfurt, with four times weekly connections to Durban via Gaborone. Air Namibia also services Harare, Lusaka and Victoria Falls. South African Airways, TAAG-Angola Airlines, and Air Namibia all have daily flights to Windhoek-Hosea Kutako International Airport, whilst Condor Flugdienst has bi-weekly turnarounds to Frankfurt and Munich (seasonal). KLM from Amsterdam connects Windhoek 3 times weekly via Luanda. Ethiopian Airlines from Addis Ababa has 3 weekly flights via Gaborone, Botswana. Qatar Airways introduced four times weekly flights between Doha and Windhoek on September 28, 2016. It was the first major carrier to introduce the Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner to Namibian aviation.

Windhoek: Eros Airport

Eros Airport is the busiest airport in Namibia in terms of take offs and landings, and a domestic hub for Air Namibia. This city airport handles around 12,000 individual flights a year, the majority of which are light aircraft. Primarily, limitations such as runway length, noise, and air space congestion have kept Eros from developing into a larger airport. Most of Namibia's charter operators have Eros as their base.

Windhoek: Sport

Rugby is a popular sport in Namibia, and the national team is call the Welwitchias. Namibia has made the Rugby World Cup on five occasions, in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2015, but has never won a game.

The city has several football clubs which include African Stars F.C., Black Africa F.C., F.C. Civics Windhoek, Orlando Pirates F.C., Ramblers F.C. and SK Windhoek.

Many boxers such as Paulus Moses, Paulus Ambunda and Abmerk Shindjuu are from the city.

The Namibia national cricket team, the Eagles, plays the majority of its home games at the Wanderers Cricket Ground. It has also played at other grounds in the city, including the United Ground and the Trans Namib Ground. The team took part in the 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa, though they lost all their games. They have played in each edition of the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

The 'Tony Rust Raceway' is located west of Windhoek on the Daan Viljoen road, and reopened in 2007.

Windhoek: Education

Windhoek: Tertiary institutions

The general institutions of higher education in Windhoek are:

  • University of Namibia (UNAM)
  • Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), until 2015 the Polytechnic of Namibia
  • International University of Management (IUM)

Windhoek: Other institutions

Other recognisable institutions of higher learning:

  • Institute of Information Technology (IIT)
  • College of the Arts (COTA)

Windhoek: Secondary schools

Windhoek has 29 secondary schools and 58 primary schools. Some of the notable schools are:

  • A. Shipena Secondary School
  • Academia Secondary School
  • Augustineum Secondary School
  • Centaurus High School
  • Concordia College
  • Dagbreek Centre a school for the handicapped
  • David Bezuidenhout Secondary School
  • Delta Secondary School
  • Deutsche Höhere Privatschule (DHPS)
  • Eldorado Secondary School
  • Ella du Plessis Secondary School
  • Eros School For Girls
  • Goreangab Secondary School
  • Immanuel Shifidi Secondary School
  • Jan Jonker Afrikaner High School
  • Jan Mohr Secondary School
  • Saint George's Diocesan College
  • Saint Paul's College
  • Combretum Trust School
  • Windhoek Afrikaanse Privaatskool
  • Cosmos High School(CHS)
  • Windhoek Gymnasium Private School (WGPS)
  • Windhoek High School (WHS)
  • Windhoek International School (WIS)
  • Windhoek Technical High School (HTS)

Windhoek: Cooperation agreements

Windhoek has co-operation agreements and partnerships with the following towns:

  • China Shanghai, since 1 June 1996
  • United States Richmond, since 20 March 1998
  • Germany Wetzlar
  • Germany Berlin, since 18 April 2000
  • Germany Trossingen, since 3 October 2000
  • Germany Bremen, since 18 April 2000
  • Cameroon Douala, since 31 August 2000
  • Zimbabwe Harare, since 8. November 2000
  • Botswana Gaborone, since 23 August 2001
  • Cuba Havana, since 23 October 2001
  • Namibia Eenhana, since 17 April 2002
  • Namibia Ongwediva, since 17 April 2002
  • Namibia Ondangwa, since 17 April 2002
  • Namibia Outapi, since 17 April 2002
  • Namibia Oshakati, since 18 April 2002
  • South Africa Lephalale, since 22 May 2002
  • Finland Vantaa, since 13 August 2002
  • United States San Antonio Texas, since 27 October 2016
  • Namibia Walvis Bay, since 8 October 2002
  • Namibia Mariental, since 11 March 2003
  • Namibia Gibeon, since 11 March 2003
  • Namibia Maltahöhe, since 12 April 2002
  • Namibia Aranos, since 13 March 2003
  • Namibia Stampriet, since 13 March 2003
  • Namibia Rehoboth, since 14 March 2003
  • Namibia Lüderitz, since 14 March 2003

Windhoek: See also

  • List of mayors of Windhoek
  • List of cemeteries in Windhoek

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