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The Christ Church is a historic Lutheran church in Windhoek, Namibia.

Construction on the church was begun under Pastor Wilhelm Anz in April 1896. After the end of the wars between the Germans and the Khoikhoi, Herero, and Ovambo, it was dedicated as the Church of Peace in 1910. The Lutheran Church, which was built in the gothic revival style with Art Nouveau elements, stands in the historic center of Windhoek. Its 24 m high spire was made, like the rest of the church, out of quartz sandstone. The exception is the portal and the altar, which are made of marble. This stone came from the Guche-Ganus Farm, almost 30 km away. The colorful stained-glass windows in the sanctuary were a gift from Kaiser Wilhelm II.

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