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 coming from Tartu, take Jõhvi–Tartu–Valga highway (road No. E264). From there, turn left onto Elva and drive along Vapramäe–Elva–Kalme road (road No. 152). From Elva, take Elva–Palupera–Kähri road (road No. 159). Immediately after the Hellenurme bus stop, turn left to the watermill. When coming by Otepää, take Rõngu–Otepää–Kanepi road (road No. 71). From there, turn right onto the Elva–Palupera–Kähri road (road No. 159). After the Hellenurme manor house and before the Hellenurme bus stop, turn right to the watermill.

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