One of the Adelaide Hill’s most famous towns, Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement.
Hahndorf has plenty of souvenir shops, craft outlets and galleries to explore, including the Hahndorf Academy. There’s still a strong German flavour in the town, most evident in the smallgood outlets and German bakeries that line the main street.
Visitors can pick their own strawberries at Beerenberg Strawberry Farm or visit the former home and studio of Sir Hans Heysen, The Cedars. There are several good winery cellar doors in the area and the Hahndorf Farm Barn is an enjoyable stop for families.
Gorgeous German settlement
Adelaide’s cultural epicentre is concentrated in North Terrace, located in the city center.
Along the tree-lined terrace, there is the historic buildings State Parliament, the Governor’s mansion, and state galleries and museums.
The Art Gallery of South Australia displays Australian, European and Asian artworks, spanning from modern Aboriginal art created in the early 1970s to European and British figurative art from the sixteenth century.
The South Australian Museum, adjoining to the Art Gallery of South Australia, has a substantial collection dinosaur bones found in Australia and internationally, Aborigines and Pacific Islander artefacts and some ancient Egyptian gallery. At the nearby Tandanya Aboriginal Cultural Institute that actively supports art, culture, and performance art of South Australia’s indigenous communities. Exhibitions change periodically, and there are special programs are designed for schools and organisations to learn more about Aboriginal culture.
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- Locality: Urban locality
- Hahndorf Postcode: 5245
- State: South Australia
- Region: Adelaide Hills
- Latitude: -35.02972
- Longitude: 138.81018
- Elevation: 336m
- Population: 2670
- Median Income: $33176
- Area (Sq/km): 21.614
- Timezone: Australia/Adelaide
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