Artists and artisans flourish in the Adelaide Hills, as they always have. Fine studios and galleries abound, from the immense cultural legacy of Sir Hans Heysen's home and studio 'The Cedars', to grassroots community spaces.
Whether you’re here for a day, a weekend or a week, it’s a good idea to make a list of the things you’d like to do. After a relaxing night in our resort, you’re going to wake fresh and ready to explore the region.
The Cedars’, Hahndorf – This elegant Edwardian property was the home of Australian landscape artist Sir Hans Heysen until his death in 1968. Visitors can see the artist’s studio, a collection of his works and tour the property’s elegant gardens.
Settled in 1839, Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. Take yourself back in time walking the main street, lined with historic buildings including the Hahndorf Academy – a magnificent heritage building housing gallery exhibitions, a small museum, artist studios and a shop featuring special Sir Hans Heysen’s collections and quality hand crafted local artisan products.
Experience Hahndorf like a local on one of the Hahndorf Walking Tours guided by Sharon Pippos, a passionate Hahndorf resident and history enthusiast.
Meet Captain Hahn, learn about ‘fachwerk’ architecture and visit significant sites with intriguing stories such as the Pioneers Women’s Walking Trail memorial in the Village.
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