Helen is an oddity of a town in North Georgia; designed to resemble a Bavarian German mountain village, it is full of half-timbered buildings, biergartens, and pretzel stands. Despite the kitschy premise, it’s actually a fairly popular spot with its setting right on the Chattahoochee River and it boasts a very popular and packed out Oktoberfest every year.
Helen’s main town is full of German food and souvenir shops in half-timbered buildings
It wouldn’t be a German town without good chocolate and Helen doesn’t disappoint as it is full of candy shops and chocolate makers
Helen is full of artisans including a glass shop where you can watch them shape delicate figurines
A popular summer venture is tubing down the Chattahoochee River from Helen where it starts as a calm and running stream