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History of Villa Wiese . . .

Construction of Villa Wiese started in 1904 for a certain Dr Wiese and was finished in 1905. It served as a personal residence for Dr Wiese and family. It was sold to various owners and also served as a church from which the current owners bought in in 1999 and turned it into a backpackers lodge. 

During the early 1900's other notable events happen in the then German Controlled Swakopmund such as the construction of an artificial harbour better known as "the Mole" where the first 375m of a wooden pier was constructed in 1900, but by the winter of 1906 it was completely blocked by a sandbank.

Other well know buildings that was erected during 1901 - 1908  is the Princess Rupprecht House in 1901,  the Railway Station building (now the Swakopmund Hotel) in 1901, followed by the first 11m of the Lighthouse in 1902 (another 10m was added in 1910), the Magistrates court (Kaizerliches Bezirksgericht) in 1902.  Construction of the Woermann House was finished in 1905, The Kaserne in 1906 (it's unique architecture resembles fort Namutoni in Etosha),  Haus Hohenzollern in 1906, and Antonius Hospital in 1908.

Johan and Tinkie bought Villa Wiese and turned it into the most amazing place, once inside you are welcomed a beautiful and well maintained garden with wooden staircases, bridges and fountains, that make you feel relaxed and calm.  Inside the reception / lounge bar area you will be met by large wooden structures and furniture that would leave you in awe.

   
 

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