Located just half an hour from Adelaide, Hahndorf is a contemporary village proud of its German heritage still visible in its traditional streetscape with smallgoods, bakeries, cuckoo clocks, wooden folk art and German-style pubs.
Stroll the tree-lined main street and discover shops, galleries and studios, a cheese maker, leathersmith, jeweller, candle makers, a craft brewery, winery cellar doors, gin distillery, chocolatier, traditional sweet shops, restaurants and cafés.
Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement, built by Prussian settlers in 1839. Learn more at Hahndorf Academy’s migration museum or on a guided walk with Hahndorf Walking Tours.
Don’t miss artisan food producers such as Udder Delights cheeses, Buzz Honey, and Harris smoked goods.
Visit Hahndorf Academy, a regional arts and heritage hub in the main street, with exhibitions, museum and a shop. Just out of Hahndorf is The Cedars, home and studio of famed landscape artist, Sir Hans Heysen.
Kids will be delighted to have a round of min golf, meet some friendly animals at Hahndorf Farm Barn and pick strawberries at Beerenberg Farm (in season November to April).
Hahndorf offers a range of accommodation from luxury villas and B&Bs to caravan and camping.