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The Goerke House, Luderitz

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Protruding from a rocky background overlooking the bay, The Goerke House was originally built for a German lieutenant and a manager of a diamond company. The architect Otto Ertl designed the house in 1909 merging elements of jugendstil (German version of art nouveau) with African themes. Notice the welcoming inscriptions on the wooden front door and the wall of the entrance hall. As you climb the wooden staircase, you will come across an impressive stained-glass window depicting pink flamingos. Although the original furnishings are mostly gone, the house has been carefully restored and the display of old photos keeps the memory of the house as it once was. Arrange your visit to The Goerke House and discover more family-friendly attractions in Luderitz using our Luderitz online tour itinerary planner.
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  • The mine inspector, Hans Goerke, had the house built in 1909 and took up residence in 1910. Really nice preserved building. The house was proclaimed as a national monument on 26 September...  more »
  • Lovely visit to this old house with a lot of history, it was a quick visit - but if you're interested in the history of the area, must see. Be sure to check their opening hours as they are quite...  more »
  • Beautiful house, but there is no tour nor any history about the house, the house is also very run down inside
  • Beautiful old German house

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