Swakopmund is a beach resort and an example of German colonial architecture. It was founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South-West Africa, and a small part of its population is still German-speaking today.
Buildings in the city include the Altes Gefängnis prison, designed by Heinrich Bause in 1909. The Woermannhaus, built in 1906 with a prominent tower, is now a public library.
- Swakopmund Museum
- National Marine Aquarium
- The crystal gallery
- Spectacular sand dunes near Langstrand
- Rossmund Desert Golf Course
- A camel farm
- Martin Luther steam locomotive
- Swakopmund Lighthouse
- The Mole, an old sea wall