Hahndorf - Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

If ever a town was a victim of its own success, Hahndorf must surely be it. For as long as I can remember, locals and tourists alike have flocked to this little settlement which originated with Prussian settlers in 1839. What makes it such an attraction? Its German heritage? Its inherently pleasant setting in a valley? Its proximity to Adelaide yet its country feel? Its plethora of interesting shops and services? Its different architecture? Its tree-lined streets? Its numerous eateries?

Personally I find it far too busy and obvious. It would benefit from closing off the main street to traffic, which would make it far more relaxed. The day I went there to take these photographs, a national holiday, the place was so crowded and overrun with cars, it was impossible to complete the exercise.

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