Do people in Helmstadt really wear helmets, as the name suggests? And what’s behind the name Bargen? Argy-bargy? Find out.
The village consists of three districts Flinsbach, Bargen and Helmstadt, situated in the valleys of two small rivers: the Wollenbach and Schwarzbach. One Major landmark in Helmstadt is a Renaissance well, which is situated on the estate of a former moated manor. Other places of interest in this charming area are the Local Heritage Museum in Helmstadt and the Village Museum in Bargen, which contains items found in Franconian burial grounds. The three parts of the village are modern and versatile, with a range of commercial, administrative and cultural facilities. The village also has some well-tended sports fields, community and sports halls, the Bücherkiste (Box of Books) and the Bücherturm (Tower of Books) as well as carefully signposted footpaths with extensive recreational areas and a variety of leisure facilities for both locals and tourists.