Lobethal is famous for its Christmas spirit but you will find any-time is a great time to visit this picturesque town in the Adelaide Hills.
The Onkaparinga Woollen Mill, for which the town was once well known, is now a small business centre that is home to three local boutique winery cellar doors.
Co–located in The Mill you will find The Lobethal Bierhaus, a micro brewery, cellar door and restaurant. All of the brewery’s equipment is on display together with detailed descriptions of how its beer is made and the considerable history of brewing in Lobethal, which dates back to 1851. The restaurant serves an excellent range of dishes designed around local produce in a casual family friendly environment. In addition to its own award winning handcrafted beers (available on both draught and in bottle to take home), a selection of locally made wines, tea, coffee and soft drinks are also available.
Families will also enjoy Fairyland Village, which depicts fairy tales in life-sized displays. Whilst in Lobethal, discover the fascinating Lobethal Archives and Historical Museum. It tells the story of both the German and English history of South Australia through displays and exhibits. Entry is via donation.
Of course every December Lobethal lights up when locals decorate homes and businesses with a myriad of coloured lights. Join thousands of visitors each year who come to celebrate the festive season.