Helen, Georgia is located about 1. 5 hours north or Atlanta. It was a Cherokee Indian site that later had settlers from Europe. They found gold in the area and in 1969 Helen began turning into the German town that it is today.
It is famous for it Oktoberfests held in October, but I will caution you, get there early or you can sit in traffic for miles.
There are many places to eat. Our favorites are Pauls Steakhouse, where you can sit inside and over look the river, Another favorite is The Troll Tavern which also over looks the water and they have outdoor seating. Mullys Nacoochee Grill is right outside Helen and another great place.
If you want true German food Hofbrauhaus is great. They now have picnic tables outside. It is on the other end of town.
There are many cute shops to look around at and many snack places.
Hoffs has great German deserts!
You can take a horse and buggy ride too.
We found some parking lots off Dye Street and there is a handicap parking lot near there too.
Southern Outpost Gem Mining, Alpine Mini Golf and ice cream are when you first pull into town.
In the summer tubing in Helen is a must! Click here to learn about our trip tubing!