Bavarian Fun in Georgia – Helen GA

by | Aug 10, 2019

If you’ve ever been to Helen, GA, then you know it’s one of those special places. Joan and I first visited Helen in the mid 80’s. Much has changed since then, but the town hasn’t lost the quaintness that has made this Bavarian inspired town so special. Helen is best known for its Oktoberfest. It’s huge! Tens of thousands come on the weekends for the events, music, vendors, food and of course, the beer gardens. This was our first summer trip and the scene was much more laid back, but just as fun.

Helen, GA Fun

There’s much to do in Helen proper. Great tubing, zip lines, a large water park, shops and more shops of all things German, food, fudge, jewelry – I could go on and on. Plus just minutes outside of Helen is Georgia’s growing wine region with excellent award winning vineyards. We were not going to shop, at least that what I thought, but Joan had other goals in mind. Of all things, she found a Navajo Indian jewelry store and I purchased an early anniversary gift. Ok, not German, but still fun. For a small sample of the shop fun, just watch the video.

Great German Food

German food? Of course, there are all forms from giant pretzels to amazing restaurants. We stopped in Bodensee located on 64 Munich Strasse just across the bridge. Simply….go! Small, quaint atmosphere, great service and equally great food. Joan and I had the sampler platter for two with sauerbraten, schweinebraten, beef roll, sausage, smoke pork chop, spaetzel, sauerkraut, red cabbage, German potato salad, great German beers, goodness this place was incredible.

Eating more than I thought was humanly possible, shopping with Joan, which is close to a full contact sport, we settle for a while in one of the tavern gardens for live music. It wasn’t Oktoberfest, but we found summers in Helen, GA are just as fun.

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