Hellenurme (German: Hellenorm) is a village in Valga County in southeastern Estonia.[2] It is located about 10 km (6 mi) south of the town of Elva and about 11 km (7 mi) northwest of the town of Otepää. Hellenurme was the administrative centre of Palupera Parish. The village has a population of 170 (as of 1 January 2011).[1]

Hellenurma manor house
Hellenurma manor house
Hellenurme is located in Estonia
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 58°08′07″N 26°22′57″E / 58.13528°N 26.38250°E / 58.13528; 26.38250Coordinates: 58°08′07″N 26°22′57″E / 58.13528°N 26.38250°E / 58.13528; 26.38250
CountyValga County
MunicipalityElva Parish
First mentioned1641
 • Total170

Hellenurme ManorEdit

Hellenurme estate (German: Hellenorm) was first mentioned in 1641, when it belonged to the Wrangells. After the Great Northern War the owners were the Dückers and Bruiningks, from 1850 till dispossession in 1919 it belonged to the Middendorffs. The one-storey main building was built out of stone in the end of the 18th century and was changed in the 19th century. Nowadays a nursery and a kindergarten operate there. About a kilometre from the manor's centre is a Classicist chapel and family graveyard of the Middendorffs. The world-famous zoologist and explorer Alexander von Middendorff who lived in the manor from 1842 to 1845 is buried there.[3] 1865–1866 Estonian national awakening leader Jakob Hurt was a private tutor in Hellenurme Manor.

The TartuValga railway passes Hellenurme on its western side; the nearest station is located 4 km away in Palupera village.



  1. ^ a b "Külad" (in Estonian). Palupera vald. Archived from the original on 19 August 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  2. ^ Classification of Estonian administrative units and settlements 2014 (retrieved 28 July 2021)
  3. ^ "Hellenurme Manor". Estonian Manors Portal. Retrieved 31 May 2011.

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