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 Das Alte Fort Museum (The Grootfontein Museum)

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The Grootfontein Museum also known as Das Alte Fort Museum is home to a large mineralogical collection, a Himba display traditional tools and artefacts a section about the German Schutztruppe and a complete smithy used in the production of ox-wagons. Overall the museum exhibits more than 3000 pieces and an outdoor area display a selection of industrial items. The building was erected as a fortress by the German Schutztruppe in 1896 and the tower was added in 1904. The fort was declared a national monument in 1975 and houses the museum since 1983.

The Museum is also taking part in treasury hunt:  Geocache(ing).

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Grootfontein, Namibia

GPS Coordinates:
-19.55859, 18.10837
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