Explorations Through the Historic German Village
Hahndorf in Adelaide Hills is a historic German village in Australia. It is an old village where most of the traditional buildings have been preserved and retained in their original form. The village is located on the South Eastern Freeway just 20 minutes from the city. Furthermore it is proximal to Mount Barker, the Adelaide hills main shopping and business hub. It is a popular tourist destination due to the preserved galleries and thatched cottages in their authentic form. The village is ideally located as a base for exploration. Inside the village accessing the wine areas of Adelaide hills, the Barossa and McLaren Vale is very fast.
Hahndorf village is surrounded by meadows and majestic gum trees. Some of the trees along the main avenue are over 100 years old thus acting as a form of attraction. There are guides in the tourist center offering directions and guidelines to tourists. Traders from different parts are found on the avenue showcasing all kinds of goods. Craft persons also manufacture their unique arts and display them on the galleries and gift shops. German dishes are available in the hotels and restraunts together with modern Australian food e.g. ice-creams and sweets for the kids.
The founding history of this German village is very entertaining and colorful. It was founded by immigrants who were escaping persecution from Prussia .They arrived in a ship and established the village. They named the village Hahndorf in honor of the ship’s Captain Hahn who assisted in their settlement here. The historic Hohndorf Academy was a respected institution of higher learning that produced many prominent citizens. The academy is now an arts gallery where artists and exhibitions are displayed. The Memorial Gardens in the main street was established in respect of Hahndorf. Accommodation in the village is composed of romantic beds and chalets for couples and families who want to explore this beautiful historic village.