Duwisib Castle, Namibia
It looks like a Fata Morgana from far.
- Well it must be, there can not be such a building in this surrounding - or can it? Is it a Fort? a Castle?
It is Duwisib Castle.
A german officer (Baron von Wolf) wanted to retire here with his american wife and built this for them.
Looking quite stern from the outside it is actually really nice inside. It has a garden in the middle, 22 rooms, all in that red sandstone.
The funny thing is, that they only lived here from 1909 - 14, then the ex-officer heard of the outbreak of the first world war and had the idea that he should help the German. Instead of staying where he was he went on a ship, became prisoner of the English and died later in the battle at the Somme in France. (Stupid, huh?)
His wife then went back to Amerika. 1920 the castle was sold and since 1979 the state owns the building and has opened it for public.
Entrance from Sunrise to Sunset. Fee: N$20 per person and 20N$ per vehicle.