Helmeringhausen is a
settlement in southern Namibia in the Berseba Constituency in the
Karas Region. It is located 200 km northeast
of Lüderitz and 500 km south of Windhoek on the crossing of the national
roads C14 (Goageb - Walvis Bay) and C13 (Rosh Pinah
- Helmeringhausen), and the road D414 (Aus - Mariental).
Helmeringhausen does not have an official governing body nor status as it is completely situated on private land, and all infrastructure except the roads are part of Farm Helmeringhausen. It features a small airfield (ICAO code: FYHH), a country hotel, and a private agricultural museum.
Helmeringhausen was founded as a farm by a member of the Schutztruppe, the colonial armed force of Imperial Germany.
This small settlement of Helmeringhausen lies 120 km south of Maltahohe on the district road C14, en route to Bethanie, Aus and Luderitz. There is a petrol station open 0800 - 1800 Monday - Saturday, a general store, bottle store and a hotel. It is worth visiting the Agricultural Museum to look at the old farming implements, an old fire engine used in Luderitz and one of the ox-wagons used to transfer building materials and furniture from the coast to Duwisib Castle. The key is available from the hotel next door. Farm Mooifontein 19 km south of Helmeringhausen on the C14, was the site of a German military station during the colonial period. The bodies of German soldiers who died while fighting the Nama lie in the graveyard, which contains a memorial in the form of a chapel. The iron gates were forged from the rims of ox-wagon wheels.
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