Just an hour away from the beaches and the city life of Adelaide South Australia, you will arrive in Hahndorf, a quaint little German town.
You maybe asking yourself, a German town in South Australia? Well I won’t go into a full history lesson right now but long story short, German immigrants that were fleeing prosecution by the King of Prussia were offered refuge in South Australia (as a result; the first boat of German immigrants arrived at port Adelaide in 1938) and were offered Hahndorf as their settlement base. For more information read more check out; http://hahndorfsa.org.au/ .
If you are traveling around Australia and end up in Adelaide, I would highly recommend a drive up the hills not only to enjoy the scenery but once you arrive in Hahndorf, you will quickly notice the German influence in the architecture and enjoy a range of stores that you wouldn’t normally get to see in the city.
If you visit Hahndorf this is what you should expect to see;
Vintage shops everywhere! (clothing and antiques)
Gourmet candy shops/factories
Little desert cafe’s
Strawberry farms (you can all go strawberry picking)
German bars and restaurants (the best place to get a pork knuckle the size of your face–pictures below)
You will definitely come back with a few rare items that you wouldn’t normally find plus an experience I couldn’t compare to another (despite my travels through Europe).