Also known as Christ Church, this building is a centre point for most people who want to photograph Windhoek. With the relatively newly-built Independence Memorial Museum in the background, the view of the Christuskirche is telling, as it offers a glimpse into Namibia’s German links. Commissioned by The German Lutheran Congregation founded in Windhoek in 1896, it’s believed that plans to build the church were drawn in 1900 by government architect Redecker. The construction of the project, however, was delayed by wars, and only saw completion in 1907. It’s strategically built on top of a hill as a symbol of peace, and it features three bronze bells which bear the inscriptions ‘Ehre sei Gott in der Hohe’ (‘Glory to God in the highest’), ‘Friede auf Erden‘ (‘And on Earth peace’) and ‘Den Menschen ein Wohlgefallen‘ (‘Goodwill towards men’). The church also features a bronze plaque that is inscripted with the names of German soldiers, marines and civilians who died during Nama and Herero uprisings between 1903 and 1907. Church service takes place at 10am on Sundays and are conducted in German. Guided tours can be arranged as the church is a popular tourist attraction.