History




Between Tanunda and Seppeltsfield lies the tiny village of Marananga. Renamed in 1918, after the anti-German movement and imminent World War I, the town was known as Gnadenfrei, meaning ‘Freed by the grace of God’ in German.


With distinctly German and European character, Marananga has had some recent developments that are bringing the village back to its settlement days. This provides a fantastic experience for travellers to see Australian and German history first hand.


Visitors can experience the small town's charm by taking in sandstone churches and cosy cottages. Enjoy a picnic surrounded by lush green grass and trees or taste some of the towns locally produced wines.


Please see the 'Discover' page to learn more of what Marananga, Seppeltsfield and the Barossa has to offer.