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The Book Loft of German Village

32 rooms of books of every description greet the book lover at the Book Loft of German Village... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2018
Hartville, Ohio

Too often, there are areas such as this that claim to be authentic, but aren't. This is the real... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2018
Joel M
Burke, Virginia
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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...more
588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5754
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All reviews brick streets book loft schiller park book store german food sausage quaint area visitor center cream puffs german immigrants thurman cafe great neighborhood walk around pistacia vera close to downtown unique shops great place to walk
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

Good concept but lack of parking, cold, and a howling wind ruined it. Restaurants were too crowded to get seating, ever. Don't do it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

32 rooms of books of every description greet the book lover at the Book Loft of German Village. Worth a visit even if you don't purchase anything.--you will need at least two hours to do it justice.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 26 November 2018

Too often, there are areas such as this that claim to be authentic, but aren't. This is the real thing, from the cobblestone streets to the unique house architecture. During our four day visit in Columbus, this was definitely the highlight of our trip. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joel M
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

If you van get on a tour, you get the history which is so interesting. Drive around and learn about the architecture. German Village is the mist extensive neighborhood in Columbus to live, but so cool and very reasonable to visit. Many excellent places to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 24 November 2018

We visited German Village to have lunch, but we took a bit of time to walk around a visit a few shops. Overall, we had a short visit but will return when we can spend a few hours walking around the area to visit the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

Such wonderful buildings & landscaping, many places to shop along the way & have all kinds of food. Great place for photography.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank dupedtourist
Reviewed 12 November 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 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!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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18 March 2018|
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Response from Duke-3333 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. 11am to 10pm on Sundays.
4 October 2017|
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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