Lüderitz is a small port town on the Atlantic coast of Namibia and was founded in 1883 by a German merchant named Adolf Lüderitz. The town is known for its colourful colonial Art Nouveau buildings, which reflect the German colonial period in Namibia. Most of these buildings are located in the main street, Bismarckstraße, which is named after the German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck.
Another well-known building in Lüderitz is the Goerke Haus, which is located at the end of Bismarckstraße. It was designed in 1909 by German architect Wilhelm Sander and is known for its blue and white roof and distinctive sundial. The house has been restored in recent years and now serves as a museum and art gallery.
The Rock Church, perched on a hill overlooking the town, was also built during the German colonial period and is a landmark of the town. It was built between 1908 and 1912 and consists of limestone rocks that have been joined together in a unique way.
Lüderitz also offers a range of activities for visitors, including boat trips to see seal colonies and dolphins, as well as exploring the nearby desert landscape and beaches. Lüderitz is also a popular destination for surfers and kitesurfers as there are regularly strong winds.