Those planning a holiday to Adelaide should not miss a visit to Hahndorf, the oldest German settlement in Australia; here’s more on this fascinating town.
Planning a Visit
Hahndorf is in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, within easy reach of apartment hotels Adelaide has to offer in the North Terrace. Properties like Oaks Adelaide Embassy Suites are only around a 30-minute drive away, while one can make use of Adelaide Metro bus route 864 or take special bus tours to get here too.
What to Expect
Founded by Lutheran settlers in the 19th century, Hahndorf will transport you to a typical German village of the 1830s; you can wander along tree-lined streets, take in Fachwerk architecture, visit art galleries, savour traditional German fare and shop for unique souvenirs like handmade leather products and candles.
Some of the old buildings are now art galleries and museums; key amongst these are the Hahndorf Academy that showcases artwork and the German Migration Museum. East of the town is the popular Beerenberg Farm where you can try strawberry picking, while kids are bound to love Misty Hollow Fantasy Cave and its storybook dioramas.
Amongst the best things to do in South Australia is to enjoy a foodie tour in Hahndorf; it has lots of pubs, cafes, restaurants and bakeries on the main street which offer traditional German food. The town is also well known for its selection of craft beers and fine wines, while there are nearby vineyards one can visit as well.