Windhoek is often described as a city with a ‘continental’ atmosphere. This can be ascribed to its architecture – historical buildings dating back to German colonial rule – as well as to its cuisine, culture, dress codes and educational institutions. At the same time Windhoek has the color, sounds and tempo of a modern African city. Windhoek is Namibia’s capital, economic and political centre and the largest city with about 322x500 residents. The Hosea Kutako International airport is situated approximately 45 kilometers east of Windhoek, which is for most tourists the start and the end of their trip.