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Historic, charming and accessible

Columbus suffered from the destruction of much its older architecture in the 50s, 60s and 70s, but... read more

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Columbus, Ohio
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Historic area with brick streets and original buildings. Quiet neighborhoods with a diverse... read more

Reviewed today
Columbus, Ohio
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“brick streets”(84 reviews)
“book loft”(120 reviews)
“schiller park”(82 reviews)
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...more
588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5754
+1 614-645-8329
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Reviewed 12 March 2002

I liked Columbus almost immediately upon visiting. Not too big or small, plenty to see and do. I would recommend most highly though this particular destination downtown: German Village borders downtown Columbus to the south, and it's unlike any other place I've ever been in...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 August 2005

German Village was a nice change to other mini-vacations that we have planned in the past. We stayed at Clarmont's Best Western and got the AAA discount. The hotel was very nice and clean and was very convienently located in German Village. I would definitely...More

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Reviewed today

Columbus suffered from the destruction of much its older architecture in the 50s, 60s and 70s, but German Village survived. It features good restaurants (Katzingers, Barcelona, Lindeys, Thurmans, Schmidts and a dozen more), bars, cobbled streets, beautiful brick homes, all within a few blocks of...More

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Reviewed today

Historic area with brick streets and original buildings. Quiet neighborhoods with a diverse populace. Swiller Park is a great place to relax and enjoy a play in the summertime, on the outdoor stage. Schmidts Sausage House, Katzingers Deli, Stauf's coffee House and the Book Loft...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great walk, beautiful autumn colors and friendly people. At every corner there are new photogenetic opportunities. Go eat lunch at Lindey’s when visiting German Village!

Thank 1981HDS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t stop anywhere but drove around the neighborhood. The area is exactly as described brick streets and side walks. Worth a trip and probably a stop.

Thank josephj683
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove thru thought the cobblestone roads were nice, the park was nice but wasnt worth getting out of the car, for the most part it was like everywhere else in ohio deteriorated, run down,dirty and ghetto, everytime i go anywhere in ohio i feel like...More

1  Thank MarkJ3078
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coble stone roads throwback action. Sweet looking area, I walked around nice tree line neighborhood.

1  Thank spartigus15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The German Village has a lot of very nice Victorian aged homes preserved as they were when built. Most of the buildings display intricate wood details in the architecture which is sadly lacking in modern houses. There are horse hitches and platforms which were used...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

German village is very nice except for the cobblestone streets were are terrible to drive on for the discomfort and also the possibility of car damage. The rest was great!

Thank JamesA546
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We may have missed something here. In all honesty, we put ourselves in the hand of our Uber driver - take us to German-town and point us in the right direction. We found ourselves in a residential area (old and cool I guess), and did...More

Thank Mike16Chicago
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really neat area with the buildings close together and the brick/stone streets. Stop by Schmidt’s for a meal.

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Yes. 11am to 10pm on Sundays.
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Response from juliao506 | Reviewed this property |
I would not park in a business parking lot unless you are patronizing the business. Towing regulations are posted and do occur. There is no large public or private parking lot; this is essentially a neighborhood; many... More
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Response from kelsmuir25 | Reviewed this property |
Schmidts is iconic and you can't go wrong. It can be busy on the weekends and very loud. However, if you want upscale, hit up lindeys or barcelonas. If you want middle of the road prices with top notch food, pop over to... More