Helme Caves

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Helme Caves
4.5
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The Helme caves, in the manor park of the same name, are unrivalled in Estonia. Situated to the north of the castle ruins, the caves have white Burtniek layer sandstone walls standing 3 m high. Unfortunately, some of the better known caves have already collapsed. The cave system once comprised seven interlinked chambers, the biggest of which was known as the Church of Moses. The caves are peppered with springs, and over the years have been further dug out and used as shelters.Did you know...?*In the olden days the Helme caves were also known locally as the gateway to Hell
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geelongexpat
Chatan-cho, Japan1,025 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
These caves are part of the castle and were used as a hideout. Now there is only one you can enter. It is interesting to walk through. Apparently, locals sometimes drink inside on weekends.
Written 16 March 2020
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CyberSurrealist
Tallinn, Estonia96 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Especially interesting are the legends and tales about the wellspring near the caves, were ancient people practised fertility and beauty rituals.
Written 30 August 2017
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Guernseygirl25
Guernsey, CI228 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
We stopped off here on our way to Tallinn and it's a great chance to stretch your legs. The caves were once used by noblemen for dinners. Only part of them can be seen now, as the soft sandstone has collapsed, but still a good place for a break.
Written 10 May 2017
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apnielsen
Copenhagen, Denmark8 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
The caves and ruins are nice, and it's a nice place for a short hike. The caves are only about 20 meters deep, but it was enough for the kids who loved to explore them with flashlights.
Written 14 July 2016
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Pillmaa
Parnu, Estonia52 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
We stopped by on our way to Pärnu from Tõrva. This place is a little bit mystical. The caves have collapsed, so the question remains, where they could have led centuries ago. Great for a walk in the nature.
Written 14 July 2016
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