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Address: Luderitz, Namibia
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Try to imagine how they lived there in the past

The entry fee is rather high but if you take a guided tour it might be very interesting. Visiting it on your own – like we did it – is also possible and is worth some pictures and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The entry fee is rather high but if you take a guided tour it might be very interesting. Visiting it on your own – like we did it – is also possible and is worth some pictures and imagining how they lived in this deserted place in the past.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a trip back in time. Almost impossible to imagine that people actually lived here. The guided tour (entry price include this) provides interesting perspectives/insights to the lives people lived here. The town is slowly being swallowed by the dunes.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Koilmanskop Ghost Town was a really cool look at the past, to see old architecture as well as seeing a city that has before been swallowed completely by the sand. The old houses are maintained to be safe to walk around in, but not in such a way that it detracts from the aesthetic. To walk around seeing houses... More 

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Wuxi, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Kolmanskop on a windy Sunday and still enjoyed it a lot. It is a great place to take pictures and the tours are well organized. We had an amazing tour guide who was willing to do the tour in Afrikaans, even when it is not allowed anymore, which is a great pity!

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Haga Haga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well worth to pay the cost to have a tour guide take you through Kolsmanskop - very informative! Then go off and explore on your own! Great that efforts are being taken to preserve this "ghost" town.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting town to visit and photograph. It's a little bit eerie to see some of the photos from when the town was thriving and difference between how the European settlers and the locals lived. Some of the buildings look like they've been picked up in the German hills and transported to the desert.

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Babenhausen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very good lady as a guide and she showed us around everywhere. That was a very interesting tour and we learned a lot about the diamonds, which are found here in earlier times. Sand, sand, sand....

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galveston, texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kolmanskop is a ghost town and the only major tourist site or thing to do in Luderitz, Namibia. I took a 30 minute drive in a bus from the cruise ship dock - out in the Namib desert – to Kolmanskop. There are gates and guards, so there are opening and closing hours. We used a guide from Kolmanskop who... More 

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Gdansk, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very impressed by Kolmanskop Ghost Town! At first I thought it will be long and boring trip. But when it ended I felt like I wanna come back there one day. I suprised with all the stories behind this empty buildings, cars etc.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are few places more photogenic. The tour is very interesting and you will have a fun time going from building to building.

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