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.


Valentines Day

Sunday, February 14

Celebrate this day of romance and love at The German Arms with someone special. There’ll be platters for two, decadent desserts and indulgent cocktails.

Reserve your table now.

Valentines day hahndorf

Australia Day

Join us for Australia Day on Tuesday, January 26 and enjoy specials on drinks and food.

Plus, you may just want to try a classic Australian indulgence – the Lamington Cocktail! All day dining is available but bookings are advised.

australia day lamington cocktail specials hahndorf

The Santos Festival of Cycling

The best seats in the house are at the German Arms!

Book a table on Friday, January 22, enjoy our food and beverages, and do some peloton and people watching as the Festival of Cycling takes on the Adelaide Hills.

santos tour downunder festival of cycling

What’s on

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.

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.