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If you are planning a tour to Adelaide, set aside a few days for Hahndorf. Situated at about 330 m above sea level, Hahndorf boasts to be the oldest German Town in Australia. This town amidst Adelaide Hills is one of the major Tourist Attractions in Adelaide. Enjoy your day’s outing to this renowned city as it takes only 20 minutes drive to reach Hahndorf. The spectacular way side beauty of the South Eastern Freeway is something to remember forever in your mind. Your visit to Adelaide Tours will get a new charm as you explore the picturesque Hahndorf.

The German touch of this place will move you and will bring a welcome change amidst the vast European settlement found in Adelaide Hills. Beautiful, shady tree- lined streets, shops with signboards written in Teutonic script, a number of German tourists roaming here and there in this town will make you feel you are in any German city. In the year 1838, the first German settlers established this village. This site is named after Danish Captain Dirk Hahn who once visited this place and being moved by its picturesque beauty decided to stay there forever. While you are in Adelaide Tours, you will feel that you are in a town of Central Europe after reaching Hahndorf. Today this place is one of the most popular tourist attractions of South Australia.

If you wish you can stay at this town of historical importance. Take a pick from a vast range of boutique hotels and star category hotels that dot the place. This place provides you lots of opportunities to fill your bags with antiques, fabrics, leather made show pieces German small goods and variety of things. After a day’s outing, you can sip a cup of coffee sitting at the German Cake Shop. Most of the weekenders prefer to join the carnivals held on the Founder’s day or take part in the Historic Hahndorf Doll Extravaganza.

Hahndorf is also the proud home town of Beerenberg Farm which is famous internationally for its tasty jams, pickles and sauces. If you come during the season, you can enjoy plucking ripe strawberries directly from the plants or can see the packers engaged in work. Some things to see in Hahndorf include:

  • Hahndorf- State Heritage Area
  • Hillstowe Wines
  • Thiele's Cottage and Flower Shop
  • Haebich's Cottage
  • Detmold House
  • Storison Arts and Crafts
  • Pioneer Gardens
  • The Old Mill
So, do not forget to visit Hahndorf which is one of the premier tourist attractions in Adelaide.

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