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Lobethal is a small town with a fascinating heritage in the Adelaide Hills, located about 33 km from Adelaide. It lies in a valley on the banks of a small creek. The old wool processing mill, now closed, is used by a number of cottage industry and handcraft businesses. Lobethal was first settled in 1841 by18 families who fled persecution in their native Prussia. The heritage of the town is showcased in the Archives and Historical Museum collection placed around the old Lobethal College, built in 1845. The kids will enjoy the Fairyland Village with 14 separate chalets each based on a different nursery rhyme or fairytale. The Lobethal Bakery is renowned as producing the best German-style bread in Victoria. Also visit the Woodside and Melba`s Chocolate Factory and the Woodside Emporium with 10 rooms of collectibles and antiques. Lobethal and the surrounding district boasts # heritage buildings # fresh, luscious apples and pears # local artist # wine tasting at local cellar doors # local fresh seasonal farm produce # eclectic market stalls # boutique beers # motorbikes # polo crosse, horses and alpacas. Some of the local attractions are: # Lobethal Information Centre # Lobethal Costume Museum # Lutheran Church Complex # Lobethal Woollen Mill # The annual Christmas lights festival, `The Lights of Lobethal`, attracts thousands of visitors every year # Gallery at the Mill (Lobethal Woollen Mill) boasts an evolving display of art, designs and has many Special Events # Local wineries include:Cloudbreak Wines, Golding Wines, Bird in Hand, Tilbrook Estate, JL Etching, Nepenthe Viticulture. Entertainment is focused on: Alma Hotel, Lobethal Bowling Club, Rising Sun Hotel, Lobethal Hotel.


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