VESKI, Hellenurme küla, Elva vald, Tartu maakond
At Hellenurme watermill, just 35 km from Tartu (between Elva and Otepää), you can see how your ancestors used to live. The mill was built in 1880 by the Middendorff family. The machines, which still work today, mostly date back to 1922, when the great-grandfather of the current matron of the mill bought them. When the guests arrive, the flour miller will open the turbine and the water-powered mill will start working. You can see the entire process of grains becoming flour. The matron of the mill will tell stories of the way people used to live and offer traditional rye bread and a drink. Bring your friends or family, classmates, or colleagues!
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Hellenurme is located between Elva and Otepää (35 km) when coming from Tartu and between Rõngu and Otepää (56 km) when coming from Valga. Otepää is 15 km, Pühajärve 18 km, and Sangaste 35 km from here. The windmill is easy to find – there is a sign next to the road (100 m along the asphalt road).