Anyways, back to our bus ride into Hahndorf. We heard a lot of good things about it from Adelaidians… or is it Adelayans? Adelians? Adelaideons? I don’t know. We heard a lot of good things from the LOCALS! Moving along. I love German beer and it’s located in the Hills so lots of wine too (Anelle is sold!). The plan was simple. Let's spend the entire day eating and drinking in Hahndorf.
We arrived just in time for lunch and our first stop was The German Arms Hotel, which was built in 1839 and was one of the first hotels in South Australia. We saw the size of the plates coming out so we knew we could simply share something. We ordered a German hot dog with two schooners of beer. We devoured the hot dog and washed it down with some Franziskaner Weissbier. Good stuff!
Our second stop was the Gulf Brewery (microbrewery). You know, because we were parched from the less than a mile walk and window shopping. We needed to address our thirst. That being said, we both ordered our own beer taster that came with 6 different brews. I have to say we weren't too impressed. There were maybe 2 that we enjoyed with only one that I would consider buying a bottle of….maybe.
I don’t know if you are keeping count (we weren't) but as you can imagine, we were feeling pretty happy as we walked out of there and headed towards our bus stop. As planned, we ate and drank our way through Hahndorf and left extremely happy that we visited. I would say the biggest difference between Hahndorf and Julian or Solvang is that it is much bigger. While we felt we did a lot, there was also plenty of reason to come back to reach all the things we missed.
Hahndorf is a really cool town that Anelle and I will definitely visit every now and then (not just for drinking).
Anelle and I are doing our first mini-road trip to Kangaroo Island this weekend. REALLY excited about it and you know there will be plenty of pictures, stories and hopefully a cool GoPro entry!