It’s fair to say the German Arms Hotel is one of South Australia’s most iconic watering holes. We’ve certainly won plenty of plaudits and our fair share of followers over the years.

But while our rustic character and age-old charm haven’t changed, today, we’re recognised as one of the finest contemporary pubs in the state.

We’re proud to offer a selection of award-winning local and German beers, an exceptional wine list and one of the most mouth-watering menus that the beautiful and bountiful Adelaide Hills has to offer. And we warmly welcome locals and tourists alike, with open German Arms.




We might be called the German Arms, but there’s far more to our menu than pretzels and schnitzels (although we do serve delicious, freshly baked pretzels and crunchy golden schnitzels).

Along with signature German dishes, we offer a wide selection of contemporary Australian pub-style classics and daily specials. All our meals are prepared fresh and, wherever possible, made with locally sourced seasonal produce.




Fancy a beer? Well, you’re spoilt for choice. We’re renowned for our range of Bavarian brews. To bring you the best, we went to helles and bock – along with a few pilsners and wheat beers.

Of course, our drinks menu couldn’t be complete without a few locals. We’re pleased to support our regional producers, who operate some of the best boutique breweries, cideries (yes, it is a word) and distilleries in the country.

As for our wine list? We’re in the Adelaide Hills – enough said.



At the German Arms, we’re well aware that humankind cannot live by beer alone – much as we’ve tried. So, get your diaries out – here are our upcoming events, occasions, attractions and distractions to look forward to.

Drinking Cocktails


The German Arms Hotel presents “A Night of Spirits” as part of the Hahndorf Handmade. Handcrafted. Handpicked. festival this year.

On Wednesday 14th September, our iconic Front Bar will transform into the ultimate storytelling space as Sharon Pippos shares Hahndorf’s history with you!

We will also have a Premium Spirit Tasting hosted by Coca Cola Amatil Premium Spirit Ambassador, Erica Richards. It all kicks off at 9pm. You will not want to miss this!

For more information and ticket purchases head to

German Arms Hotel


Planning a special event? Look no further!

Here at the German Arms Hotel, we have the perfect function space for you to hold your next event.

Whether it be sports presentations, an end of year work function, or even a birthday – our Ambleside Room is the perfect space.

We have plenty of function packages and set menu options available for you to choose from.

Give our friendly team a call on 8388 7013 and speak to our Functions Manager today!

Function set up


Join us at the GA this footy season, for all the blockbuster action! Exclusive VIP Grand Final Party.  Watch all the action live and free on the big screens!

Who will rise up? you be the judge.

What’s in it for you? prizes & bragging rights! Get your tips in, see our friendly bar staff.

Adelaide Oval


Every Thursday night from 5-9pm, for $20, enjoy a Chicken or Beef or Eggplant Schnitzel including one topping.

Add a glass of house Sauvignon Blanc or Shiraz or a Pint of Carlton, Great Northern, or West End for $5.

Give us a call on 8388 7013 to book your table now! See you on Schnitzel Night!

Please enjoy responsibly.



Every Friday from 6-9pm, take a trip around our Eagle Inflight Refreshments Menu! We’ll be shaking, straining and pouring liquid gold for you to enjoy.

For each cocktail purchased, receive a stamp on the back of your cocktail card. When you get to your eighth – that one is on us!

Give us a call on 8388 7013 to book your spot now.

Please enjoy responsibly.

Cocktail Hour


The German Arms will be taking bookings for seated dining only.

We will not be accepting large group bookings for drinks only. All large bookings are bound by our terms and conditions, and are confirmed only when a deposit has been received.

Please email



The German Arms Hotel has launched Australia’s first augmented reality lesson in a pub!

Come in and find the historic 100 year-old images of the Arms and its surrounds hanging in various parts of the pub and with the help of a QR code and your phone, watch these images come to life.

They will delight and surprise you.

Augmented reality

BOOK Your next Function with us

Host your function at The German Arms. We cater for large or small events including business functions, weddings, engagements, 21st Birthdays and more. We can tailor the size and offering to suit your needs.



If you fancy a flutter, the German Arms has a TAB on site. You’re also welcome to complimentary tea and coffee while trying your luck on one of our gaming machines, in the Gaming Lounge alongside the front bar.