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HahndorfAdelaide

Find a little slice of Germany in the Adelaide Hills, where the tree-lined main street bustles with old-fashioned bakeries, pubs, restaurants and winery cellar doors.

Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement and an enchanting getaway in the Adelaide Hills. Founded by Prussian Lutherans in 1839, Hahndorf has retained its European flavor. Stroll down the town’s wide main boulevard and admire the quaint timber-frame architecture and heritage plantings of deciduous trees. Explore its range of shops and discover traditional handicrafts, antiques, toys and hearty German cuisine.

Go for a leisurely wander down Main Street and take in the town’s charming streetscape. Browse the shop displays that showcase cuckoo clocks, hand-tooled leather goods, glimmering minerals and children’s toys. Check out Bamfurlong Fine Crafts to peruse the work of local artists and designers. Kids can learn how to make their own candles at the 3 Wishes Candle Barn. Children will also love the puppet shop, fairy garden and old-fashioned candy shops.

The Hahndorf Academy is housed in one of the town’s earliest buildings and features local artists in its galleries, studios and shop. It also contains a migration museum that highlights the town’s international heritage. Pause outside the academy to examine the Angel of Hahndorf sculpture that marks the Hills Sculpture Trail.

Guided walking tours of the main street are available to give you a deeper insight into the town’s character and historic sites. Note the town’s eclectic mix of architectural flourishes, which include European-style pitched roofs with traditional Australian verandas clad with iron lace.

Visit one of Hahndorf’s German-style bakeries or cafés for a tasty snack. There are also restaurants and pubs serving traditional fare made from the Adelaide Hills’ excellent local produce. Stop by the Adelaide Hills Wine Centre to learn about the region’s distinctive wines. Also on Main Street are several winery cellar doors, which represent artisanal vineyards and widely known labels.

Hahndorf is located within the Adelaide Hills region, which you can reach within a 30-minute drive southeast from Adelaide. Stay in boutique accommodations in Hahndorf or enjoy the town as a daytrip from the South Australian capital. A good time to visit is in fall, when the European trees along Main Street put on a show of beautiful colors.


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The Hahndorf Old Mill Motel
The Hahndorf Old Mill Motel
3 out of 5
98 Main Street, Hahndorf, SA
The price is $51 per night from Jan 5 to Jan 6

Located in Hahndorf, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Yantaringa Reserve and within 6 mi (10 km) of Engelbrook Reserve and Mylor Conservation Park. Grasby ...

3.7/5Good! (315 reviews)

"Older style. Quaint features, clise to everything. Bathroom needs an update. Lovely ovetsll."…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2020

The Hahndorf Old Mill Motel
Manna by Haus
Manna by Haus
4 out of 5
25 Main Street, Hahndorf, SA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $93 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21

Located in Hahndorf, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Yantaringa Reserve and within 6 mi (10 km) of Engelbrook Reserve and Mylor Conservation Park. Grasby ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (871 reviews)

"The Manna was just off the main road but very quiet and convenient"…"

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Manna by Haus
Stables Boutique Motel
Stables Boutique Motel
3.5 out of 5
74 Main Street, Hahndorf, SA
The price is $84 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 16

Located in Hahndorf, this motel is 10 mi (16.1 km) from Mount Lofty Botanic Garden.

4.5/5Wonderful! (199 reviews)

"Great location. Parking in rear which is convenient. Very clean and spacious. Just wish there was a small microwave. Overall, great place to stay and would recommend to family/friends 🙂"…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Stables Boutique Motel
Hahndorf Resort
Hahndorf Resort
4.5 out of 5
145A Mt Barker Road, Hahndorf, SA
The price is $71 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

This family-friendly Adelaide campground is located in Hahndorf, within 3 mi (5 km) of Yantaringa Reserve, Mylor Conservation Park, and Engelbrook Reserve. Platform ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,071 reviews)

"I loved the atmosphere and the room. I was impressed with the grounds and thought the whole place was very relaxing and a good choice of things to do"…"

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

Hahndorf Resort
The Lodge by Haus
The Lodge by Haus
3.5 out of 5
35-a Main Street, Hahndorf, SA
The price is $93 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Located in Hahndorf, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Yantaringa Reserve and within 6 mi (10 km) of Engelbrook Reserve and Mylor Conservation Park. Grasby ...

4.2/5Very Good! (339 reviews)

"Rooms close to pool, clean room. Location good in Main Street."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

The Lodge by Haus
Hahndorf Oak Tree Cottages
Hahndorf Oak Tree Cottages
4 out of 5
47 Main Street, Hahndorf, SA
The price is $125 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22

Located in Hahndorf, this cottage is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Yantaringa Reserve and within 6 mi (10 km) of Engelbrook Reserve and Mylor Conservation Park. Grasby ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (144 reviews)

"Speedy and helpful check in. Great secure off street parking and location"…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Hahndorf Oak Tree Cottages
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