The section of Adelaide bounded by Gawler Place, Grenfell, Angas and Frome Streets was the centre of the German community in the city. This is where they lived, worked and relaxed. This two-hour walk gives insight into their lives, using existing buildings, old photos and the occasional salacious anecdote.
Stroll through the Botanic Garden and along Adelaide's cultural boulevard and learn about the individuals who made an impact on our cultural life. This is an easy two-hour walk designed to make history interesting with just a touch of humour. See the buildings of the Botanic Garden, Brookman Hall, University of Adelaide, the South Australian Museum, Art Gallery, National War Memorial, Government House, Parliament House and hear stories of the German thinkers and doers who planned, lived and worked there.
Whether on top of the hill or along Melbourne Street, German Australians lived and made their mark in North Adelaide. Take a jaunt through North Adelaide's shady streets and discover its German 'unterbelly'. These easy two-hour walking tours are designed to uncover forgotten history, with just a touch of humour. Visit the three villages and their high streets and see the remaining examples of German architecture in the city!
A leisurely stroll along Rundle Street and Mall identifies numerous German identities and businesses that flourished there in the nineteenth century and beyond. This is a very easy two-hour walk that delves into the German influence on this commercial street, with just a touch of humour. Butchers, bakers and umbrella makers! Pubs, schools and houses. All told through the use of images, stories and the occasional salacious anecdote.
Come and look up and see some of Adelaide's art and architecture hidden in plain sight. Learn about the style, creators and people associated with the objects and buildings.
We walk past them everyday without noticing - the remnants of Adelaide's City's heavy industrial past, and relics of infrastructure systems. Hear how Adelaide developed these and was developed by them. This two-hour walk will look at water, electricity, communications, roads and industry remnants.
Take a walk and hear the stories of our early settlers in the district. Hear their amazing stories of courage and hardship and how they opened up the surrounding land to farming, transport and other industries.
Take a walk through our oldest working mainland cemetery. An introduction into history and symbolism. Discover the diverse religious beliefs and customs, history and life stories of many of our earliest settlers and Quakers and visit the old Catholic sections. Also visit the first crematorium in the Southern Hemisphere. A certain level of fitness is required for this walk. Not suitable for the mobility impaired.
Take a walk through our oldest mainland cemetery. Visit further significant grave sites not covered in part 1. Take a walk to the Baby Memorial and hear the history, beliefs and customs of diverse religious cultures like the Druze, the Jewish people and many other cultures. A certain level of fitness is required for this walk. Not suitable for the mobility impaired.
Walk through West Terrace Cemetery and discover Murderers and their Victims, hear stories of intriguing mystery, love, tragedy and finally death. A certain level of fitness is required for this walking tour. Not suitable for the mobility impaired.
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223 Angas Street, Adelaide
South Australia 5000
Phone: (08) 8223 1979
Fax: (08) 8232 3690