For the first time the Main Street of Hahndorf is a registered Venue for the Adelaide Fringe 2012. The Businesses and the surrounding attractions will be showcasing their products and what they do best to the visiting public here for the Fringe and other Festivals like Womadelaide and the Adelaide Festival of Arts.
The Highlights are our guest artists. From sculptures, musicians and other visual artists, street craft vendors and others. Galleries will be out in full force to exhibit their artists.
The whole of the Main Straight will be alive with celebrations over the four weeks, a feast for the senses. Cellar Doors wining, Fine Dining, and Cheese tasting and other natural products will be on offer to the many visitors.
Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills
Walk the past – taste the future
Hahndorf is classified as Australia's oldest surviving German settlement and each year thousands of people, young and old, enjoy its charm and the hospitality. Hahndorf is the jewel of the Adelaide Hills and one of South Australia's most popular towns. A mere 20 minute drive from the Adelaide CBD, Hahndorf can be easily accessed via the Southern Eastern Freeway. The town is immensely popular with visitors from all over the world as well as locals and many premium businesses have set up their shops in this iconic town.
When visiting Hahndorf, the most striking features that greet visitors are the over 100 year old elm and plane trees that line the Main street and the original 'Fachwerk' buildings, many beautifully maintained or restored to original conditions. While the town retains its strong German heritage, new, exciting and chic businesses have emerged adding to the atmosphere of a premium holiday destination. Hahndorf has a unique 'village feel' about it and the Main Street is lined with eateries, souvenir and gift shops, clothing and leather goods and craft outlets and galleries. There are two pubs offering authentic German fare and several cafes, restaurants and smallgoods outlets making Hahndorf an ideal place for a day out with family or friends.
The Adelaide Hills produces some of the finest cold-climate wines, world-wide. There are several Wineries and Cellar doors located at some of the most beautiful locations in or near Hahndorf offering wines and delicious meals prepared using the finest local ingredients. Beerenberg, a pick your own fruit farm and the Farm Barn add to the attraction of the town. The Cedars, former home of the renowned Australian landscape artist Hans Heysen is open to the public and the Hahndorf Academy, which exhibits the works of local artists and houses the new Visitor Information Centre is an essential location to visit to get into the spirit of Hahndorf. Accommodation options in Hahndorf are plenty and range from the basic to the most modern and chic. This makes Hahndorf the ideal gateway to a visit to the Adelaide Hills and surrounding regions including the Fleurieu Peninsula and Murray Riverland. The versatile offering of Hahndorf means there is something for everybody.
While many visitors come to Hahndorf to get a glimpse of the past, Hahndorf is increasingly acknowledged for the modern and the chic and generally a trendy place to wine and dine or to hang out with friends. Hahndorf has become a unique town where you can walk the past and taste the future.