By Pippa Sarjeant-Jenkins

You may not have heard of Hahndorf before, but if you are ever in Adelaide you should definitely go. It’s a quaint little place with lots of shops. What I really like about it is the fact that pretty much every building still has its old traits. It is/was a German settlement, and quite a few of the buildings have little signs on them saying what they used to be. For instance, the museum used to be an academy. Hahndorf, which is up in the Adelaide Hills, is a good place to go on the hot days, because there are many trees to make shade and air-conditioned shops to cool off in while you have a look at all the great stuff. In fact, in 1899 on Arbor Day the boys from the academy planted three hundred trees down main street. Many of them remain today. Back to the shops. There are also quite a few places that sell ice-cream, or gelato, so no worries in that department! There’s also a store that sells strudel and strawberries, which I think is a big plus! There are also some wine tasting places if you’re into that kind of thing.  All in all, it’s a great place to go and I can’t wait until the next time we visite!

4 Replies to “Hahndorf”

  1. What a pretty place! I like the idea of planting all those trees. It reminds me of University Drive. Your Great Uncle Philip, my older brother, organizes tree planting projects in York in England. I hope you are enjoying your camera!



  2. It was very pretty I really liked it!
    Me too, and it really helped cool me off on the hot days.
    Now that I think of it, it makes me think of University Drive too.
    That’s really cool thanks for telling me that!
    Thanks I’m really enjoying it I’ve already filled up my memory card so I’ve started going back and deleting lots of pictures so I have more space!


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