German influence is very apparent in Hahndorf and is seen physically in the traditional fachwerk architecture of the original surviving buildings. There are also many restaurants in the town serving German cuisine.
Due to the First World War in Europe, in 1917 the South Australian Government changed many German place names. The name Hahndorf was changed to Ambleside after the town in North West England, and this remained until the late 1930s, when it reverted to Hahndorf. There are still references to the name Ambleside in and around the town today.
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St Michael's Lutheran Church
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