The small town of Hahndorf is easy to explore on foot with lots of attractions situated along the central Main Street. Browse shops full of hand-crafted gifts, homemade foods, and traditional Bavarian items such as cuckoo clocks; pop into the Hahndorf Academy to admire local art and learn more about the town’s history; and visit the former home of the renowned landscape artist Hans Heysen.
Wine lovers often stop in Hahndorf while touring the wineries and vineyards of the Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills. You can also pair a visit to the town with a stop at a local farm, such as Beerenberg Farm, which offers seasonal berry picking.
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Things to Know Before You Go
There is a visitor information center on Main Street that offers free Wi-Fi, public restrooms, and paid parking.
Hahndorf’s Main Street is easy to navigate and accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
Some local farms and workshops offer interactive activities. Check schedules for times and details.
How to Get There
Hahndorf is located in the Adelaide Hills, 16 miles (26 kilometers) southeast of the city of Adelaide; the drive takes about 30 minutes. To reach the town via public transportation, take the 864 bus from Grenfell Street in downtown Adelaide; the journey takes about 50 minutes.
When to Get There
Most shops and attractions in Hahndorf are open from morning until early evening. The town is also a popular place to stay overnight with plenty of pubs and restaurants open late. The tree-lined Main Street is most picturesque in autumn, when it is covered with a canopy of colorful fall foliage.
Eating and Drinking in Hahndorf
Foodies, wine enthusiasts, and beer lovers will be in their element in Hahndorf, where most of the eateries along Main Street serve typical German dishes such as schnitzel, bratwurst, and sauerkraut. The town also boasts a number of boutique wineries, including Somerled, Hersey, and Landhaus. You can also try craft beers, taste local honey and dairy products, or stop by a chocolatier, a traditional sweets shop, or a bakery serving pretzels and apple strudel.
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