Hahndorf Academy

Adelaide Hills

This 1857 building houses an art gallery with rotating exhibitions and original sketches by Sir Hans Heysen, famed landscape artist and Hahndorf homeboy; ask about tours of his nearby former studio, the Cedars. The museum depicts the lives of early German settlers, with churchy paraphernalia, dour dresses and farm equipment. The Adelaide Hills Visitor Information Centre is here too.

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