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This is the only hands on food experience in the village and is very popular amongst our visitors. The Apple Strudel construction is combined with a walking tour.  At the conclusion of the tour you return to the Inn to enjoying your very own strudel cooked to perfection, served with vanilla bean ice-cream and cream. You also receive a hot beverage or soft drink of your choice. An experience not to be missed!

Willkommen / Welcome

Hahndorf Walking Tours (HWT) is a business providing visitors experiences in this very special location in South Australia. Right here in Hahndorf, South Australia, is 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. You can lose yourself in the stories of the village with each building and around each corner,  a new delight is revealed and a promise of memories created. Sometimes it’s best to slow down and take it all in.

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 owner/operator Sharon Pippos, or one of our other passionate Hahndorf resident guides –  Loraine, Carol and Kristy . You will certainly meet Captain Hahn along the way. 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. We are an ethical business, providing honest Australian customer service.

All our sites are wheelchair accessible and you can bring along your fur friend as long as you ring and check with us first so all our guests on the day are comfortable. A percentage of revenue is donated to The Salvation Army. At all times, bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment.

Sharon displaying a Struddel she made
Sharon displaying a Struddel she made

Experience Hahndorf With 5-Star Walking Tours

Wonderful experience!

What a wonderful experience Sharon gave our family today in Hahndorf. Sharon is extremely knowledgeable of the history of the area and weaves really fascinating historical stories throughout the walking tour. Our 4 children ( 14yrs, 13yrs, 13yrs and 11 yrs) all thoroughly enjoyed the tour, the strudel making ( a highlight) and hot chocolates.

– Alison M
What a delightfully unexpected treat the Hahndorf Walking Tour is.

Sharon has a treasure trove of knowledge unlike anybody else does, and is a true gem to have in the Adelaide Hills region. I would highly recommend this tour for anybody interested in expanding their know-how, whether you’re new to the area or have lived there your whole life. It’s a joy!

– Mikyla Gilbert, Founder/Editor of Adelaide Hills magazine
Great insights on Hahndorf's fascinating history

We booked the After Dark Walking Tour and were very glad we did! Sharon shared some amazing stories of the town and it's original Prussian settlers as we walked around by lamplight, even going into St Paul’s Lutheran church. We really valued hearing about the people behind the beautiful buildings and streets.

– Darron L., TripAdvisor
Just fascinating

We did the Hahndorf After Dark tour, which was just fascinating. We got to go into the beautiful old church (deliciously spooky waiting to go in through the old green doors and looking up at the old bell tower in the dark...! ) and hear about the incredible people who built it.

– J D., TripAdvisor
Strudel, stroll, and singing

I took part in the "Strudel and Stroll" walking tour with Sharon - discovering many interesting things about Hahndorf along the way. Venturing down "secret" alleyways, finding out about places I'd just walked past may times - fascinating! Our state's heritage is fascinating. Sharon is knowledgeable, funny, inclusive and passionate.

– Wendy R., TripAdvisor
Hahndorf seen up close and personal

This is an interesting, easy paced walk through Hahndorf. I've passed through these streets many times but haven't really SEEN the buildings and certainly haven't heard the stories that make up Hahndorf. Sharon is personable and fun, and full of interesting insights, facts and figures. The tastings along the way were great and very appreciated!!

– Jo P., TripAdvisor
Storytelling + Strudel

Sharon brings the historical characters of Hahndorf to life with her well researched stories. I have been to Hahndorf many times and now I see it in a whole new light - with greater depth and empathy for the pioneers who made it all happen. Sharon has created a unique engaging immersive experience combining her own historical connections to Hahndorf with her passion for the place and her research and storytelling skills.

– Abby D., TripAdvisor