HAHNDORF MAIN STRET
One of my favourite places is Hahndorf. It’s like stepping into a whole new world once you arrive in Hahndorf. As you enter the town, you’ll be enchanted with 100 years old trees, gum trees and maple trees lined up along the streets. In autumn, these trees are beaming with vivid colours that adds up to the energy of this place. Hahndorf is merely a 30 minute drive from Adelaide City.
The township of Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest German settlement which takes you back in 1839. German immigrants, from Prussia arrived and established the village. It was named Hahndorf in honour of Captain Hahn, the ship captain who ferried and assisted the Germans into South Australia. Hahndorf is located in the Adelaide Hills with an estimated population of about 2500. Now, it is a bustling tourist attraction surrounded by wineries and cellar doors including the Lane Vineyard. When you visit Hahndorf try to drop by the tourist information center first where you can get a guide and some brochures of the area. Then take a leisurely walk on the Main Street to experience the German flavour of this great town. You’ll walk pass restaurants, pubs, cafes, galleries, artisans at work, gourmet food outlets, chocolate outlets, hotels and accommodations. A few of the facades are still in their original brick and timber.
Sausages and Beer
I particularly like to feast at the German Arms Hotel they have the best gourmet sausages pair that with an ice cold German Beer and that’s pure bliss. Take note servings are gigantic so it might be a good idea to share.
Within few minutes from Hahndorf you can also find the Beerenberg Strawberry Farm where you can pick your own strawberry when it’s in season.