About Alte Feste

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The Alte Feste (Old Fortress) is a fortress and museum in downtown Windhoek, the capital of Namibia.

The building was designed by captain Curt von François to serve as headquarters of the imperial German Schutztruppe (colonial military force) during German colonization of South West Africa. The location of Windhoek, which was deserted and completely destroyed at that time, was chosen because the Germans felt it would serve as a buffer zone between the Nama and Herero tribes. The fort was, however, never involved in any military action.

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Robert Mugabe Avenue, Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia, 10000

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