Hellenurme Watermill programme ‘From water to bread or making flour in a mill and bread in a bakery’

veski, Hellenurme küla, Elva vald, Tartu maakond


Coming to Elva gives you the unique opportunity to see Hellenurme Watermill, the last watermill in Estonia still producing flour and various other grain products.
Upon arrival, the miller starts the turbines of the watermill. The miller’s wife then begins her lesson on combining the flour, water, and bread starter into a dough and baking bread in a bread oven. Over a quick break, you can also enjoy a cup of tea and listen to the wisdom of Estonian foremothers before finally taking home the warm bread you just made.

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Open all year round

Is open advance bookings only

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Getting there

When driving from Tartu to Elva, drive to the centre of Elva and follow the signpost to the left ‘Hellenurme 9’. In Otepää, turn to Palupera tee. When you reach the Palupera intersection, follow the signpost ‘Hellenurme 3’. When driving from Valga to Rõngu, turn left onto Otepää tee.

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
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Bus: Hellenurme
Train: Palupera
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