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Hahndorf Walking Tours

Experience Hahndorf like a local on one of our Hahndorf Walking Tours guided by Sharon Pippos, a passionate Hahndorf resident and history enthusiast. Meet Captain Hahn, learn about ‘fachwerk’ architecture and visit significant and intriguing sites such as the Pioneers Women’s Walking Trail memorial in the Village. Some places are on private properties and access is only available through a Hahndorf Walking Tour.

Hahndorf Walking Tours is an ethical business, providing honest Australian customer service. All sites are wheelchair accessible. 10% of revenue is donated to The Salvation Army. At all times bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment. Tours do not operate routinely during the months of June and July, however enquires are welcome to see if a tour is possible.

For more information and to book a tour see the Tours page.

We Willkommen you to Hahndorf, South Australia

Established in 1839, Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement, located in the Adelaide Hills, 28km south east of Adelaide, South Australia.

Hahndorf’s pioneer settlers were refugees from religious persecution in Prussia (north-eastern Germany). Fifty four Lutheran families settled the area after arriving in South Australia in 1838. Dirk Hahn, who captained the Zebra, had become deeply concerned about the welfare of his passengers and during his stay in Adelaide supported them to find land. To thank the Captain for his assistance they named the town Hahndorf (Hahn’s Village) after him.

Hahndorf is conveniently located just 30 minutes from Adelaide via the South Eastern Freeway, with the Hahndorf exit clearly marked. Visitors can also catch a public bus – see route 864, at the Adelaide Metro website or private bus with Mum and Dad Tours.