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German Village

588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5754
+1 614-645-8329
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Great spot to visit

Highly recommended, great place to walk around and enjoy the sights and smells of authentic German... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
Fred B
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Lima, Ohio
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That old town feel

Enjoyed dinner and browse a few shops on a cold winter night. Beautiful historical homes and... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
T W
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New Albany, Ohio
via mobile
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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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5754
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended, great place to walk around and enjoy the sights and smells of authentic German cuisine. there is a Christmas do well worth attending. Authentic German food, hand made articles and beverages are available.

Thank Fred B
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner and browse a few shops on a cold winter night. Beautiful historical homes and businesses. A definite must if you are a local or visiting from out of town. Will definitely be back during the summer. Reminds me alot like Old Town Alexandria...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

We hosted a birthday party at the German Village Meeting Haus (588 South 3rd St) Oct 2017. The coordinator was very helpful in every way! He also provided a list of local areas to assist with parking, as parking is limited in the area. The...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

There is a lot to see when walking through German Village. Beautiful home make you want to but your house up for sale and move there. Neat shops, coffee houses and Schmitt's Sausage Haus are definitely on the "to do " List

Thank Joseph B
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

It’s become a tradition to stop at Schmidt’s for lunch. Their lunch buffet had several options(think several varieties of sausages and veggies)and is very filling. I like to wash it down with a dark Schmidt’s beer. Do try to go before the 12 noon lunch...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a beautiful stroll through the German Village. The 32 Book Room is a must see. A few coffee shops around and a wine store. Cute place to visit.

Thank Shirley G
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Lots of historic home, friendly people. Neat shop - bookstores; antiques; and cafes, be sure to visit the visitors center for a map and restrooms

Thank redlandfd
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

I stayed in German Village while attending a conference downtown. The free CBUS connected me, but in warmer weather (and without heels), I could have easily walked back and forth. German Village is a beautiful neighborhood-- safe, social, clean. There are bars, bistros, delis, bakeries,...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The German Village is very picturesque. We enjoyed wandering around and looking at the buildings, though you have to be careful - the sidewalks are a mess!

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of the sweetest place to have a stroll if you enjoy fall and Halloween ! Very cute little neighborhood!

Thank Mulholland-Dr
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Paul G
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Yes. 11am to 10pm on Sundays.
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Response from Tra Day H | Reviewed this property |
Park at Schmidts Sausage House and its a 10min walk
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Cheryl J
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Response from jonathanwG1984HF | Reviewed this property |
the thurman cafe home of the thurminator
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