Ghost Town Kolmanskop (4K)

In the dry, barren stretches on the edge of the Namib Desert in south-western Africa lie the bones of a grand town. Kolmanskop lies 850km south-west of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia and 10km east of the isolated coastal town of Luderitz. Formerly, a train line ran eastwards from the coast at Luderitz to the larger town of Keetmanshoop, where it connected with a northern line to the capital. It was once the home of German miners desperately seeking their fortune in the Namibian desert. But almost 100 years after Kolmanskop peaked as a thriving and bustling oasis, it is now a dilapidated ghost town slowly being reclaimed by the sand.

Camera: Dennis Schmelz
Edit: Christian Fleischer

Video Gear:
Phantom 4 Pro Drone:
Sony a7sII Camera:
Sony a6500 Camera:
Zhiyun Crane Gimbal:

Sony Lenses:
Sony 10-18 mm f/4:
Sony 35 mm f/1.8:

Canon Lenses:
Canon EF 16-35mm 1:2,8L II:
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II:
Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2,8 L IS II:
Sigma 35 mm f/1.4 DG HSM:

Gobe NDX Vario ND 49mm:
B+W ND Vario 62mm:

Post Production:
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