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 belived 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.

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Founded: ca. 1330
Category: Ruins in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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Kaisa Samuilov (6 months ago)
An interesting place to walk
Kabailiukas (6 months ago)
Worth a visit. Externally arranged nicely but lacks the order on the hill
Kristjan Puistaja (8 months ago)
There is not much left, but you can still take a look.
Ariveikko Mikkola (2 years ago)
Awsome place
rs agarwaen (3 years ago)
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