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German Village

588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206-1026
+1 614-645-8329
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Fun place to visit in the heart of Columbus!

We really enjoyed walking around German Village. Lots of cute shops, restaurants, etc., to stop... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MaryE995
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Pasadena, California
Totally charming

Been here several times before on visits from England and it never fails to charm me. Originally... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
tthemickstar
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Derbyshire
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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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“brick streets” (83 reviews)
“book loft” (109 reviews)
“schiller park” (76 reviews)
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588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206-1026
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"brick streets"
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"schiller park"
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"cream puffs"
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"german food"
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"beautiful homes"
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"sausage"
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"book store"
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"historic area"
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"visitor center"
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"katzinger's deli"
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"thurman cafe"
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"quaint shops"
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"fudge shop"
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"nice neighborhood"
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"pistacia vera"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed walking around German Village. Lots of cute shops, restaurants, etc., to stop into. Love the brick streets and historic homes. Don't miss Book Loft and Helen Wittenburg's shop while you are there!

Thank MaryE995
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Been here several times before on visits from England and it never fails to charm me. Originally built for the German immigrants in the mid 1800's, I believe but now very trendy, with bars, restaurants and boutique shops. It had some snow on my most...More

Thank tthemickstar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonder place to walk and enjoy the scenery, a play in Schiller Park or dinner at Mohawk. Great vibe with brick streets.

Thank Lori S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Shops, homes and people in the village. something for anyone wanting to experience German culture, architecture, cobble brick streets etc

Thank ohioheat2000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This village is walkable from the hotel restaurant in downtown. We had lunch as well as coffee in this village. We also get a tour of an award home. It is interesting to hear the story of the German Village.

Thank Jimtravels4fun
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The architecture of the area is kept well and many of these homes are quite exceptional. It seems like a beautiful place to call home with the huge park located within the area. I could definitely see myself living here!

Thank elli m
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Great area to explore when you're in town. There are some really cute coffee shops and a must-hit up is the Book Shop.

Thank Meira E
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Great place to visit. There are many restaurants and little cafes to stop in. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the many bars have a great selection of food/beverages. If you are coming you wont want to miss the book store, The Book Loft....More

Thank dmkm53
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

I’d never really spent any time in Columbus before, but we spent most of a mid-August day here on the way back home and most of it was in German Village. I like that it doesn’t have over-the-top Bavarian motifs everywhere. It’s just a nice...More

Thank Dmarkwind
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

German Village is just a few blocks south of downtown Columbus. The brick buildings, German architecture, and beautiful parks and gardens are accentuated by wonderful shopping and dining opportunities. Places to eat include Lindey's, Schmidt's, Thurman Cafe, and Harvest Pizzeria just to mention a few...More

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Response from Julia O | 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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Cheryl J
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Response from Patrick P | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is Schmidt’s Sausage Haus und Restaurant. Located: 240 E Kossuth St.
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Response from Randy Z | Reviewed this property |
Comfort Inn is the most convenient to German Village; it's well located, has parking, and is well managed and clean.
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