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Hahndorf

4.2
Gift & Specialty Shops · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens

Popular things to do in Hahndorf

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Farm
Beerenberg Farm
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Garden
The Cedars
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
Hahndorf Hill Winery
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Farm
Hahndorf Farm Barn
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Hahndorf is a small town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. Currently an important tourism spot, it has previously been a centre for farming and services. It is accessible from Adelaide, the South Australian capital, via the South Eastern Freeway. The town was settled by Lutheran migrants largely from in and around a small village then named Kay in Prussia and now known as Kije, Lubusz Voivodeship in Poland. Many of the settlers arrived aboard the Zebra on 28 December 1838. The town is named after Dirk Meinerts Hahn, the Danish captain of the Zebra. It is Australia's oldest surviving German settlement.German influenceGerman influence is apparent in Hahndorf and is seen in the traditional fachwerk architecture of the original surviving buildings. There are also many restaurants in the town serving German cuisine.Due to the First World War in Europe, in 1917 the South Australian Government changed many German place names. The name Hahndorf was changed to Ambleside after the nearby Ambleside railway station. Hahndorf was re-instated as the town's name with the enactment of the South Australia Nomenclature Act of 1935 on 12 December 1935. There are still references to the name Ambleside in and around the town today. Add Hahndorf and other Australia destinations to your travel plans using our Australia trip planner.

Side trips from Hahndorf

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Wildlife Area
Cleland Wildlife Park Crafers
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
d'Arenberg McLaren Vale
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Zoo
Monarto Zoo Monarto
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Diva Tours McLaren Vale
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Hahndorf

History Museum
Hans Heysen Art Studio
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Hahndorf Academy Regional Arts & Heritage
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Distillery
Ambleside Distillers
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Walking Area
Hahndorf Heritage Walk
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Hahndorf

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Leathersmith and Bush Gallery
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Udder Delights Cheese Cellar
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Hahndorf Sweets
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
The 3 Wishes Candle Barn
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Wineries in Hahndorf

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Winery / Vineyard
Somerled Wines
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Winery / Vineyard
RockBare Cellar Door
3.5
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Hahndorf

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Art Gallery
The Aboriginal Art House
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

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