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Hohenzollernhaus (House Hohenzollern)
Swakopmund, Namibia

Erhard ROXIN: Architect

Date:1904-06 : 1988


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22°40'49.62" S 14°31'32.14" E Alt: 15m

Constructed about 10 years after the founding of the port of Swakopmound, the building is one of the oldest surviving in the town. Like many of the building of this time the neo- Baroque style was a direct import of Bavarian styles from Germany. For many years the building was a hotel (known as the Hohenzollern Hotel).

The building was declared a National Monument in 1972 while Namibia was still under South African control.

In 1988 the building was restored and converted into apartments by ROXIN.

(Gerald Humphrey, August 2016)

This building was chosen as an exhibit at the Pretoria University School of Architecture 50 year Alumni exhibition held at the Pretoria Art Gallery in 1993.

See also National Heritage Council of Namibia.

Writings about this entry

Vogt, Andreas. 2004. National Monuments in Namibia : An inventory of proclaimed national monuments in the Republic of Namibia. Windhoek: Macmillan Education Namibia Publishers. pg 176-177