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Hahndorf Adelaide Hills


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Hahndorf is a traditional Bavarian village located in the Adelaide Hills 45 minutes drive from the centre of Adelaide.


History of Hahndorf

Hahndorf was the first German settlement in Australia. Hahndorf was settled in 1839 by German Lutherian's who escaped persecution in Germany for their religious views.


38 Germany families sailed on The Zebra captained by a Danish man, Dirk Hanh (who the town was named after). They arrived in Adelaide in 1838 then walked for over 2 months to finally arrive on the land purchased for them.


Many of the traditional buildings are still standing on the main street of Hahndorf. The main street is still lined with trees planted by the settlers families in 1885.


Along the main street of Hahndorf are now many shops selling handicrafts including hand-made candles, chocolates and fudge, gems stores including opals, traditional German produce including sausages and mettwurst, dried fruits, nuts and jams and there is a shop selling knitted Alpaca wool clothing from Alpaca's farmed in the district.

The Alpaca Shop Hahndorf Adelaide Hills



Last updated 19th September 2010

Hahndorf Historical Village Adelaide

Hahndorf Village Adelaide Hills




Hotels in Hahndorf


The Manna Motel 25 Main Street Hahndorf SA 5245. Ph: (08) 8388 1000, Rooms from $150 per night.

The Manna Motel Hahndorf Adelaide Hills

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