Abandoned Railway Station near Lüderitz, Namibia
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Namibia Abandoned Railway Station near Lüderitz

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Grasplatz is a disused railway station in southern Namibia on today's disused Aus-Lüderitz line. It was here that railwayman Zacharias Lewala found the first diamond in German South-West Africa in 1908 and handed it over to his foreman August Stauch. Stauch's subsequent investigation triggered a diamond rush.

The site was originally called the Grass Dump because before the railway was in place, alfalfa was stored here to feed oxen before the ox wagons set off across the waterless Namib.
Here you can do perfect "Lost Place" Photography.

Photography Tips

Best times are in the morning or in the evening.
This photo was made at 10 o'clock.

Travel Information

Parking along the road. There are normaly nearly no other people.
Crowd Factor Nearly no other people
Best Timing Sunrise during summer
Sunrise & Sunset 07:40 - 18:14 | current local time: 09:14
Photo Themes afrika eisenbahn Landscape lost place Natural Landscape sandwüste Verfallenes Haus| Wüste
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