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Willkommen !

As a local, I would like to extend a hearty welcome to you from Georgia's Alpine Village, Helen. The first impression people get when they enter Helen is that they have somehow stepped into a Bavarian village, right in the middle of the North Georgia mountains. And that's exactly the feeling we want to perpetuate. Helen is an impression of a Bavarian village. We do not pretend to be an authentic German town. However, if losing yourself for a few hours or days in a town that imparts a feeling of being in Europe is appealing; if you like seeing glassware, candles, candy and woodcrafts produced before your eyes; if you enjoy balloon rides, clogging, live theater and authentic German festivals; then, you're going to love Helen. We offer all this, and more.

I have seen Helen before and after its transformation. I see it now when it is busy (Octoberfest / Leaf season) and I see it when it is dead (winter). Anyway you look at it, Helen is a wonderful village with a remarkable story. Whether it is a visit for a long weekend or a lifetime, come and sample our little bit of Bavaria.

To learn more about how Helen came to be and what goes on here you can visit the official website of the Helen to the Atlantic Balloon Race and Festival at:


There you can find information on the history of Helen and links for all sorts of information about the area.

Enjoy your visit.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:entertaining, there is something for all age groups and tastes - from nature to nightlife and more
  • Cons:lots of traffic on a nice fall weekend
  • Intro Updated Oct 21, 2004
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