The Historic Charm of the Hahndorf Inn

The Hahndorf Inn brings a hearty dose of historic charm to Adelaide. Set in a two-storey hotel that dates back to 1863, it boasts exposed stone walls and a rustic wood-panelled ceiling. As well as offering comfortable rooms, it serves up hearty German food that harks back to Hahndorf’s days as a German settlement.

The Inn is more than 150 years old, bringing over a century of history to the hustle and bustle of modern-day city life. It’s a family-run venture that sells authentic products that have been imported from independent suppliers in both Bavaria and Austria.

Set on the main street of Hahndorf, one of the oldest German settlements in Australia, it specialises in serving its guests traditional Bavarian food and drink. It comprises an authentic dining area, a cosy bar, and the space for outdoor dining. In addition, there is a rustic saloon bar with open fires for the colder seasons.

The History of the Hahndorf Inn

The Inn is run by the Holmes family, who have kept the property in their possession since 1847. This family of five generations is made up of experienced hoteliers and inn keepers, all of which are German descendants from the 1800s. They originally arrived from Bremen on the Hermann von Beckrath ship which docked in Port Adelaide, from where they settled into life in the Barossa Valley.

The Hotel

The hotel section of the Inn promises rooms that are imbued with the charm of 1800s Bavaria. Each one has been lovingly decorated to hark back to historic Germany but with modern amenities and contemporary charm thrown in for good measure.

The Restaurant

In the on-site restaurant, which has al fresco dining options as well as a classy indoor dining section, guests can tuck into a range of delectable German-inspired dishes that use only the freshest ingredients from Bavaria and the surrounding countryside.

The menu is made up of hearty dishes as well as contemporary treats that have been whipped up by the experienced in-house chefs.

The Bar

If it’s just a drink you’re after, the Inn has you covered, too. With a saloon bar and a cosy bar area just off from the restaurant, guests can try a range of traditional German beers and beverages in the picturesque surroundings.

The Hahndorf Inn is the perfect place to experience the historic German charm of the hills around Adelaide. As well as a journey down memory lane, you can try traditional German food and drink.