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Welcome to Uhuburg

A Renaissance castle like no other, Uhuburg is a philosophical, food producing, naturalistic, and celebratory place located outside the Alpine, Bavarian City of Helen, Georgia.

Uhuburg is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With castle walls to wander, towers to climb and philosophical murals to contemplate, the castle awaits you. Spend the day exploring the grounds or stay in a castle chamber for an unforgettable and enchanting experience!

Tour the grounds on a Day Visits
Stay in a Castle Chamber
Book a
Join us for a Special Event


What to See & Do at Uhuburg
Summer lilies at Uhuburg

Summer Gardens

Georgia summers bring out all the vibrant blooms! Uhuburg gardens are in their prime.



See what's sprouting and next to transplant in the custom built greenhouse.

Gazebo & Zen Garden

Soak up the sun at various features and benches around the grounds. Photo by E.L.Clay

Tropical Atrium

Join a short tour to the four story interior garden in the main building. Always a favorite.


Climb the 8 story tower for a magnificent view of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Moon girl & Peach blossoms

Peruse the Statues

Classic statues are found throughout the grounds. Some celebrate the human body.

Anne kicking off a Highlights of Uhuburg Tour

Guided Tours

Two guided tours are offered during Day Visits. Learn about highlights and hear some stories!


Mural Walk

See how humankind has sought to understand the meaning of life over the ages. More Info

Bailee & Cane enjoying the romantic castle walls ~ photo by Jessica Hodge.jpg

Castle Walls

Walk the 2 level walls to find a unique vista at every corner.

Photo by J.Hodge

Special Events
Inaugural Contra Dance at the Castle

July 20, 2024

Contra AND a Castle? That's right! Explore Uhuburg and then jump into the joy of contra dance in Uhuburg's Great Hall.

Band: Playing with Fyre
Caller: Seth Tepfer

Uhuburg Great Hall by Eddie Tapp.jpg
English Country Ball

August 10, 2024

Uhuburg is thrilled to announce our first-ever ball! Join us for a night of elegance and celebration as we dance the night away. Dress to impress and get ready for a night you won't forget. We can't wait see you there!

Band: Reelplay
Caller: Seth Tepfer

Swordsmanship Workshops & Demos

September 21 & 22, 2024

Try your hand at Medieval Swordsmanship with Appalachian Sword Club!

Participation is included in Day Visit tickets.

Appalachian Sword Club at Uhuburg - June 2024
Bookings & Accommodations
Weddings at Uhuburg; Photography by ItsNtheStars Photography

Uhuburg as a Venue
Accepting bookings for private events soon Learn more

ItsNtheStars Photography

Quinceañera by Mint Forever Photography

The Castle is calling for your next shoot See More

Mint Forever Photography

Chamber Guest Room

Reserve a Castle Chamber
Learn more

Uhuburg Photography

A Bit of the Story

Father ~ Daughter Duo

Bob Marthai   The dreamer, architect and builder behing Uhuburg who brought his vision of an educational castle in the mountains of North Georgia to fruition. Bob built Uhuburg to share what he has found to be important for the good life. He often says, "Why have a castle if you can't share it?" Bob is an ex-psychologist, retired tall ship captain, naval architect, and lover of dance. Join his Day Visit guided tour for the full story!
Naomi Marthai   General Manager, and Admin Assistant to Bob, Naomi manages many of the day to day castle affairs, oversees gardening, web/social media and has a hand in mural artistry as well. Naomi was previously an 8th grade science teacher for 11 years. She loves to dance, especially with Bob & Janine, whom she calls Dad & Mom when off the clock.

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