Welcome to Downtown Helen, GA

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A little about Helen

With German-spiced restaurants, Old World towers and balconies, and specialty and import shops tucked along its strasses and platzes, gingerbread-trimmed Helen is a storybook re-creation of an alpine village perched along the Chattahoochee River

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The history of Helen

Formerly a logging town that was in decline, the city resurrected itself by becoming a replica of a Bavarian alpine town, in the Appalachians instead of the Alps. This design is mandated through zoning first adopted in 1969, so that the classic south-German style is present on every building.

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Helen, Georgia

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Businesses in Helen, Georgia

Here is a collection of downtown Helen, Georgia businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Alpine Hilltop Haus Bed & Breakfast


Close to the village overlooking the river


Lucille's Mountain Top Inn & Spa


Coziness of an Inn with resort ammenities


Babyland General Hospital - Cabbage Patch Kids

Museums / Attractions

Where Cabbage Patch Kids are born


Charlemagne's Kingdom

Museums / Attractions

An amazing creation to be seen


Dukes Creek Mines

Museums / Attractions

See a real mine and try your luck


Frogtown Cellars/Helen Vineyards

Museums / Attractions

Carefully crafted, lovingly made


Habersham Winery

Museums / Attractions

Georgia grapes, world class wine


Hickory Flat Pottery

Museums / Attractions

Pottery created before your eyes


Bodensee Restaurant


Well prepared German cuisine


Cafe International


Great location, great food


Hofer's of Helen Bakery & Cafe


Authentic Bavarian bakery and cafe


Alpine Village Shoppes


A collection of shops with gifts, clothing and furniture


Betty's Country Store


We have what you need to picnic or just grab a bite


Christmas & More


A holiday wonderland


Christmas Shoppe


Express you holiday cheer




Old World feel and quality


Damron's Gifts


100 years of glass engraved creatiions


Elfmade Wooden Toys


40 years of handcrafted toy making


Nacoochee Village Antiques


Anitques as they should be