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Hahndorf Walking Tours

Hahndorf Walking Tours (HWT) is a business providing visitors to this very special location in South Australia.

Right here in Hahndorf, South Australia, we have the oldest Germanic Village in the Southern Hemisphere.

Understand what you are looking at and hear the stories behind the streetscape.

You’ll be walking the history of Hahndorf by stepping back into the time of the Prussian immigrants, and the early colony of South Australia.

Sometimes it’s best to slow down and take it all in.

You can lose yourself in the stories of the Village with each building, and each corner, revealing a new delight and a promise of more stories to be shared.

Fall in love with Hahndorf as you stroll along our tree lined street lined with historic buildings and numerous artisans, restaurants and eateries.

Experience the village like a local guided by Sharon Pippos, a passionate Hahndorf resident and history enthusiast.

Meet Captain Hahn, learn about ‘fachwerk’ architecture and the amazing feats of the Pioneer women.

Some locations are on private properties and access is only available via 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 check availability on the website to see if a tour is possible ring 0477 288 011 to discuss.

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 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.