The German Village Shop | Our story

Humble beginnings

The story of the German Village Shop Hahndorf


History of Hahndorf Village


The German Village Shop has been operating for over 30 years in the oldest German settlement in Australia, Hahndorf South Australia. It is situated in the heart of Hahndorf’s picturesque Main Street. We have recently moved to 32 Mount Barker Road, 160m up the road from our old location. (Opposite the Manna reception)


Step between the giant nutcracker guards and through the front door, you will be magically transported to the Black Forest in Germany.

Owners of the German Village Shop

Owner Justin Lang and his fiancé Rebecca have created a shop boasting the largest range of Cuckoo Clocks on display in Australia. Justin bought the business from his parents over 10 years ago. With German heritage still rich in his blood he strived to maintain a place for German culture and traditions to be celebrated! Justin and his team still strive to bring German products into peoples homes and keep people connected to their German ancestry or simply their love for German culture. 


German culture and traditions

We have a lot to be thankful for as German culture is one of the birth places for many of our treasured Christmas traditions such as the Christmas tree, advent calendar and Christmas stockings. 

You can read more about German Christmas traditions by clicking the button below!


German craftsmanship 

We appreciate the iconic German wood carving and beer stein pottery craftsmanship. Still using authentic methods to this day, we aim to bring these products to Australia so people can enjoy them in their homes. Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks and traditional Beer Steins are some of the most popular German products featured in our store. We also stock German weather houses and other German inspired products!


Come visit us in Hahndorf!

"Hahndorf has something different to offer in every season!"

Summer brings sunshine, warm weather and the perfect conditions to taste a few traditional German beers. With Christmas on the horizon see Hahndorf puts on a display with Christmas Markets and late night shopping. Hahndorf's Main Street in autumn is insta worthy with the tree's leaves turning a fiery red, making you feel like your walking the streets of a country town in Europe. Winter might be wet and cold but the perfect time to warm up inside with a hot chocolate and some delicious, traditionally prepared German food. Spring brings warmer days and some welcoming sunshine to the streets of Hahndorf where you can sit out side and enjoy some locally sourced wine and food platters. 

There is something for everyone at every time of year and The German Village Shop is in the heart of the action located in the centre of the mainstream opposite the Hahndorf Inn Hotel.


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