Helen, Georgia est.
A little piece of Europe nestled in the highest
mountains of North Georgia. The Alpine village of Helen is rich in Dutch
and German culture which is interestingly enough in a location where
one would expect to find something other than Europe! Although this
transformation occurred in the 1960's you would never guess the town
is so recently Europe. The attractions range from excellent trout fishing,
shopping and Bavarian culture. The local eateries and beer gardens are
filled with architecture, food, and spirits that are relative of their
countries origins. The food available is of the typical German fare
which is lots of sauerkraut and sausage!
The downtown area is a bit touristy but when you
go into the various shops and attractions you will actually hear foreign
languages and accents being used. It is interesting to note that a real
Dutch and German culture is beginning to flourish in the area adding
to the overall ambiance of the region.
For the deadbear in you the area surrounding Helen
is filled with some of the best
hiking locales in all of Georgia. Including: