Most of Windhoek's major tourist attractions are found in the city center. The National Museum of Namibia and the National Art Gallery offer exhibits on the country's past and present, and both are free to visitors. The city's German colonial past is apparent in much of its architecture, especially the three German castles -- Schwerinsburg, Sanderburg, and Heinitzburg -- located in central Windhoek. The Post Street Mall, Windhoek's main shopping district, is a perfect place to buy souvenirs, as folk art, crafts, clothing and other local goods are sold by its many vendors. Post Street is also home to many of the city's cafes and inexpensive Namibian and other restaurants.
While Windhoek lacks many of the top-end luxury hotels found in larger African cities, it has plenty of comfortable smaller hotels and guesthouses, most located either in the central city or in the eastern suburban areas of Klein Windhoek or Eros Park. The vast majority of travelers to Windhoek arrive through the city's Hosea Kutako International Airport. While it is the largest international airport in Namibia, it is also located a significant distance from the city center. Taxis, minibuses and private cars are the dominant way to travel the city, as Windhoek lacks a public-transit system.