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Kristall Galerie

Corner of Tobias Hainyeko and Theo-Ben Gurirab Avenue, Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 406 080
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A display of Namibia's crystal-rich soil

Visitors can view Namibia's wealth in crystals at the Kristall Galerie in Swakopmund. I fondly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Camel-thorn_Pyrenees
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Strasbourg
Interesting

It certainly is true that it feels more like a large shop than an exhibition, but we still found it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dirk W
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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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Corner of Tobias Hainyeko and Theo-Ben Gurirab Avenue, Swakopmund, Namibia
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+264 64 406 080
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"semi precious stones"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visitors can view Namibia's wealth in crystals at the Kristall Galerie in Swakopmund. I fondly remember this place from childhood, the most exciting feature being the cave, of course, which is still there!! It only costs N$20 per person and does not take up a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It certainly is true that it feels more like a large shop than an exhibition, but we still found it most interesting and we learned a lot. Plenty of beautiful gems that we had never heard of. Maybe they shouldn't charge an entry fee ?

Thank Dirk W
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

We were so glad we decided to visit the Galerie. The semi-precious stones on display, the information regarding the extraction of the stones, the jewellery design and jewellery for sale is extremely interesting, exquisite and so unique. I would visit the galerie again for sure....More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

6 weeks before coming to Swakupmund we were in the Natural History Museum in London. We spent sometime there looking at the displays of rocks and minerals. We thought we might pass half an hour in Kristall Galerie, then we went in. About an hour...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Great experience, worth it. Please take cash along. Need more or less an hour. Pretty natural African jewellery. Can also buy small stones that went through tumblers. Worth it.

Thank Adele N
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Kristall Galerie is a wonderful place. I was tempted and bought an expensive and very beautiful necklace. I was given all the paper work to obtain my VAT refund on departure from the airport. At the airport customs accepted all my papers, stamped everything and...More

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JCKleynhans, Manager at Kristall Galerie, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Dear Lynette150, Thank you for your honesty. Still you give a wonderful review. Thank you! We strive to make your viewing and stay memorable with us, but cannot tolerate bad communication or the lack thereof from our side. Could you please send me any details...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Amazing place, that take your breath away. All sort of cristalls to be viewed and how jewellery is made. 3 Curios shops . awesome view outside when you buy a pack and pick up your own polished stones.

Thank minnieellen
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

More of a store with a small museum then a museum with a gift shop. With that said they had lots of examples of African gem stones so if you are looking to buy while you are here this is a great spot to shop....More

Thank Tahoepov
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

If you love get stones. This place is a must to visit. Beautifully displayed. Good souvenir to take back jome

Thank Jaimini S
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Totally unexpected, this is a breathtaking display of the finest, and in some cases the world's largest, crystals we have ever encountered. A large part of the stunning collection is free viewing, there's a grotto that winds through crystals as they would be discovered underground...More

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I really dont know to be honest. The building was in very good condition. There were security guards around the building. The exhibits were well lighted. It could be Government funded like the Aquarium I am not sure. The... More
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