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German Village

588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5754
+1 614-221-8888
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Still the best part of Columbus

We used to wander this beautiful part of Columbus many years ago, enjoying the boutiques, the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Irvine, California
A Must See

Everyone had told me before we left to make sure I checked it out and the area didn't disappoint... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Eric M
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A highway bridge over Interstate 70 is all that separates the German Village Historic District from downtown Columbus, but as one looks east from the interstate, the difference between old and new is glaring. A 20+ story structure sits just north of the interstate bridge, and just south, in German Village, no structure is higher than three stories. Five blocks south, the spire of St. Mary Church stands 197’ off the sidewalk and towers over everything around it. Structures and sidewalks are orange masonry, and many streets (about half) are still brick pavers. German Village does not have a recreated sense of history or kitschy Bavarian feel ~ rather, it is a neighborhood with architecture dating from the 1840s-1890s that has been preserved, and its use as a shared residential and commercial neighborhood has been maintained. People walk to their destinations, park on the street due to the overwhelming absence of driveways, and live life at a very pedestrian level. The neighborhood is extremely dense ~ very often only inches separate neighboring structures, and many structures were built for multi-family use. German Village is notably different because its appearance has changed so little.
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  • Average7%
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Travellers talk about
“brick streets” (72 reviews)
“book loft” (91 reviews)
“schiller park” (64 reviews)
588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5754
+1 614-221-8888
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We used to wander this beautiful part of Columbus many years ago, enjoying the boutiques, the various and varied restaurants, and the fabulous Book Loft with 32 rooms of books. Needless to say, we were delighted when we visited last week and found the German...More

Thank JoaninFrance
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everyone had told me before we left to make sure I checked it out and the area didn't disappoint. Really enjoyed walking around the area and the small town feel there. Worth the trip and it's pretty close to downtown.

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is by far my favorite spot in town, if you wander around the beautiful houses and head towards the park (schiller park) you will find in your way local stores, restaurants, ice cream shops..love, love the streets that remind me to Europe. A must...More

Thank Lola M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got the free C bus to German village and then enjoyed wandering around this historical site with its mature houses and churches. As we passed one house an old lady opened the door to a visitor and spoke German so it has kept its...More

Thank roubiliac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a stroll on the cobblestone alleys and take in the perfectly manicured gardens and brick houses. Pleanty of great restaurants in the area.

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got here using the free circular tour CBUS getting off at E Sycamore Street and had an expectation to find a rather artificial replica of a German village but NO. This is beautiful neighbourhood with deep historical roots. The buildings are beautiful and quaint...More

Thank pacuthbertson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome wine shop. Don't miss a Friday night when owners open bottles and you can try something new!

Thank jennybucks1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful restaurants, great bars, historic buildings, The Book Loft is a MUST visit. Great neighborhood for brunch spots and walking.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is probably most easily viewed by car, going up and down streets slowly. The real thing to see here is German architecture in these beautiful old houses. Additionally there are a few gift shops and restaurants. However there is only 1 German restaurant...More

Thank BonV20152015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a relaxing time to just tour the village and see all the historic landmarks:) the book loft is a must see in German village!

Thank Destiny R
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Debbie Y
is there any motels close to the german village
26 June 2017|
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Response from Eileen B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are a lot of options for staying overnight and nice buses as well
Debbie Y
where is a good place to stay close or near the german village
26 June 2017|
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Response from Itzme1129 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on your budget, the Comfort Inn on High Street has great reviews and is just a few blocks in walking distance German Village: 650 South High Street, Columbus, OH, 43215, US Phone: (614) 228-6511 The other... More
Is it walkable? Is there a parking fee? What type of shops and restaurants? How far from The Statehouse?
25 April 2017|
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Response from knowledgeseeker64 | Reviewed this property |
It is walkable, but covers a large area. Although German Village is close to the Statehouse it is better to drive. Parking can be found throughout the neighborhoods. There are many German style restaurants, and small shops... More