Helme Tourism

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Helme is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Helme Parish, Valga County, in southern Estonia. It's located only 2 km (1 mi) northwest of the town of Tõrva by the Valga–Pärnu road (nr. 6). At the 2011 Census, the settlement's population was 167. Helme church parish was first mentioned in 1329 during a Lithuanian raid. Most of the neighbouring land was fiefed in the 15th–16th centuries. Livonian Order castle in Helme (Ordensburg Helmet) was probably built in the first half of the 14th century. The site on a steep hill is believed to have been used as a stronghold earlier by Sackalians in the Ancient Estonia. By its ground plan the order castle was 120×60 m oval shaped structure, surrounded by two moats. There was a borough beside the castle in the Middle Ages, it was mentioned until the 17th century. The castle was destroyed by the Swedes during the Russo-Swedish War in 1658. Nowadays only parts of the walls with high window holes have survived. Helme is the birthplace of Estonian sculptress Erna Viitol (1920–2001).


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Facts and Stats for Helme*

  • Living in Helme - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 76.27 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Helme

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Helme

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.01 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 73.89 USD

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