The church is a prominent landmark in Windhoek's historic centre
that was built in 1910 to accommodate the Lutheran congregation in
the city. Today the sandstone church is a national monument topped
by its 79-foot (24m) spire. Its gothic revival facade, made unique
by Art Nouveau elements, is made up of quartz sandstone, while the
portal and altar are Italian marble. Three bronze bells in the
tower bear the inscriptions "Ehre sei Gott in der H?¶he" (Glory to
God in the highest), "Friede auf Erden" (Peace on earth), and "Den
Menschen ein Wohlgefallen" (Goodwill towards men). An interesting
fact about the church is that the stained glass windows, a gift
from Emperor Wilhelm II, were installed backwards until the late
1990s when a tourist noticed the error.
Address: Corner of Fidel Castro Str and Robert Mugabe Ave
Opening Time: Monday to Friday 7:30am-2:30pm.