Nestled in the rolling Adelaide Hills, thirty minutes from Adelaide CBD and airport, Hahndorf offers a surprising and delightful taste of Germany.

Visit Hahndorf and discover tree-lined streets alive with old-world charm, where artisans jostle for space among art galleries and cellar doors. Dine on traditional fare in one of the town’s excellent restaurants and pubs or enjoy a roving tasting plate while strolling down Main Street. While there, stop to chat to the friendly locals who preserve Hahndorf’s culture, many of whom are directly descended from early inhabitants.

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As Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement, Hahndorf offers a number of unique cultural highlights. At Hahndorf Academy, explore galleries, studios and the migration museum to gain an understanding of the area’s unique heritage. Appreciate fine local artworks at the Aboriginal Arthouse Gallery or the famous landscapes of Sir Hans Heyden at The Cedars studio and gardens.

For the foodies, taste premium cool climate drops along the Adelaide Hills wine trail or venture further afield to the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. If the kids are in tow, pick strawberries at Beerenberg Strawberry Farm or meet the furry residents at Hahndorf Farm Barn.

With something to suit every age and taste, Hahndorf is the ultimate weekend destination or base to explore the surrounding Adelaide Hills wine region. Whether you’re here for a short break from city or on a business trip, book your Hahndorf stay with Choice Hotels and enjoy the local life!

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