The historic settlement of Lobethal is located just 33 kilometres from Adelaide, making it the perfect place to escape to on the weekend for locals and visitors alike. This pleasant township is an important centre in the agriculturally rich valley’s behind the Adelaide hills and is home to acres of orchards of stone fruits, grapes, apples and pears. There is also a large presence of market gardens and dairy and beef farms that give this town a very agricultural feel.
Another important atmosphere of Lobethal is the strong presence of historic churches and buildings. It is no wonder that Lobethal translates into ‘Valley of Praise’ as this is essentially what gives it its historical ambience. While strolling the pleasant streets the most noticeable feature you will find in town is the Lutheran Church Complex. This historically rich complex is home to the first Lutheran Seminary in Australia, the oldest original Lutheran church, the Lobethal Archives and a historical museum. Wandering among and through these historic buildings will give you an idea on how the town has developed and depict the strong presence of religion in the community.
If you are in town mid-October be sure to drop in at the Lobethal Grand Carnival. Here you will see up to 300 historically significant cars and motorcycles in controlled demonstrations on the Lobethal Circuit. This is a weekend not to miss out, drawing in thousands each year.
While staying in Lobethal you have two choices of accommodation. Choose to stay in the local motel or treat yourself and book into one of the quaint Bed & Breakfasts in the area. Wherever you choose to stay, you are sure to have a pleasant visit.
The best way to get to and around Lobethal is with a car rental. The friendly team will help you find the best deal which will essentially help make you trip to Lobethal a pleasant and comfortable one.