Windhoek, Namibia’s small capital yet the largest city, lies in a beautiful valley bordered by the Eros Mountains in the north and the Auas mountains in the south. Its German colonial past has lingered, especially in language and architecture, yet it is fused with a modern style. Whilst some call the city provincial, it also has a cosmopolitan flare. Enjoy traditional German dishes, bread and beer, and even celebrate the German carnival. Explore the center, Independence Avenue, by foot. Visit the Tintenpalast (Ink Palace), which houses Namibia’s parliament, the 19th century Lutheran Christuskirche (Christ Church), the Alte Feste (Old Fort), and the National Museum.