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Published June 13th 2012
What happens when two students with a million assignments realize they feel burnt out and can't take the pressure of uni anymore? They embark on a small adventure- a getaway, perhaps. To the beautiful little German town of Hahndorf. With twenty bucks in their wallets.
This is what my afternoon was like when a friend and I decided that we had worked hard enough the entire long weekend. It was time to take a break. After having some home-made food, Juri and I planned a short road trip to the beautiful German town - Hahndorf.
The way to Hahndorf, for me, has always been limited (visually), as I have always been accustomed to catching public transport to the location, by myself. It was a pleasant change to be able to have a bird's eye view of the path that led us to the beautiful Adelaide Hills, in the comfort of our own personal vehicle.
While listening to some classical Italian music, we adored the beauty of the wintery day in Adelaide, with the sun shining in our faces and the long yet peaceful drive along the hilly regions.
On getting to this German paradise after almost 45 minutes of traveling and losing our directions, we decided to retire to a cozy-looking German cafe around the corner from the German Arms Hotel.
The German Cake Shop is a quaint-looking little shop with friendly staff who greeted us with the warmest smile we had ever seen. We ordered a delicious and fresh slice of a blackforest cake, a cup of hot chocolate (with marshmallows, thank you) and a pot of chai tea - all for just $15.
The entire getaway (including the drive to and from Hahndorf) took us a total of four hours, depending on how much time you intend to spend being adventurous. Being uni students, we didn't have much time on our hands, but we would definitely make an effort to make our next trip more rewarding, discover other hidden gems that make up this beautiful town that is Hahndorf.