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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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Stables Boutique Motel
Stables Boutique Motel
3.5 out of 5
74 Main Street, Hahndorf, SA
The price is $90 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (215 reviews)

"The property is well situated in the centre of the Hahndorf main street. The off street parking is a bit cramped but Ok. The room was spacious, clean and modern. The shower was an excellent walk in shower. Extra towels were provided in the room. The bed was very comfortable. The air conditioning ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Stables Boutique Motel
The Hahndorf Old Mill Motel
The Hahndorf Old Mill Motel
3 out of 5
98 Main Street, Hahndorf, SA
Free Cancellation
The price is $53 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

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! (333 reviews)

"everything was amazing! great location, chalet while keeping the exterior in line with the heritage outlook was clean and modern inside, much better than the photos."…"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

The Hahndorf Old Mill Motel
The Lodge by Haus
The Lodge by Haus
3.5 out of 5
35-a Main Street, Hahndorf, SA
The price is $97 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

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! (347 reviews)

"Excellent accomodation and service. Only suggest that the headboard of the bed be replaced with new material as did look dirty. Everything else perfect and good value for money paid."…"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

The Lodge by Haus
Hahndorf Resort
Hahndorf Resort
4.5 out of 5
145A Mt Barker Road, Hahndorf, SA
The price is $74 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

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! (1,086 reviews)

"Great for families. Cottage was clean and new. Mattress was too soft."…"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2021

Hahndorf Resort
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 $92 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

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! (886 reviews)

"The room was as expected. Clean, tidy, comfortable and relatively modern."…"

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2021

Manna by Haus
Hahndorf Oak Tree Cottages
Hahndorf Oak Tree Cottages
4 out of 5
47 Main Street, Hahndorf, SA
The price is $143 per night from Apr 5 to Apr 6

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! (145 reviews)
Great position

"Amazing position right in the Main Street, however back far enough to stamp out any noise. Walk to shopping, restaurants etc. Hosts very helpful."…"

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Hahndorf Oak Tree Cottages
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