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German Village

588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5754
+1 614-645-8329
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Where is Germany 🇩🇪

We stopped at the visitor center first to get information . That was very interesting. I liked the... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
DoroH4
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Aurora, Colorado
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A preserved part of the Columbus' historic past

German Village is a great area to visit. It's small area just south of downtown Columbus, but it... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
DaytonOhio
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Clayton
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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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588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5754
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the visitor center first to get information . That was very interesting. I liked the history of German village. Then we walked around but there was really nothing that reminded me of Germany except for the German store with German goodies and...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

German Village is a great area to visit. It's small area just south of downtown Columbus, but it feels miles away from the capital. Park and walk. Here, you'll find quaint German houses and villages. The homes are gardens are really neat to see. The...More

3  Thank DaytonOhio
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Because I am from Cincinnati, the German Village just looks like any other corner of town, still, it to be respected. It is a nice attraction for a slow drive or stroll through. There are a couple restaurants/bars, coffee shops and a fantastic book store....More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Great parks , historic homes , cobblestone streets , old bookstore , fantastic restaurants, bars and more The first ho,e o German immigrants to columbus hence German village where beer was brewed , has turned into nice homes historic in nature , bricked streets ,...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Get out of your car, walk the brick streets, and get up close to the quaint, historic architecture! Cool shops, good food (especially Schmidt's Sausage Haus.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

This neighborhood, first built up in the 1860's by German immigrants, has gentrified in the last 50 years. There are excellent restaurants, cafes and shops scattered throughout. It's a good place to walk around. The Visitor Center is a must-see-first location. The book-store is amazing,...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

I always love German Village, the stores and houses give you a feeling of old Columbus - historic and lots of good food, beers, stores in a small area - will keep you busy for a bit. Meander there - one stop for you to...More

1  Thank Kate P
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

I booked our Columbus hotel to be near the Franklin Conservatory and Topiary Garden (and I-70). It was an added bonus that it happened to be within the German Village. I absolutely loved the area with its older-style architecture and brick sidewalks and streets. I...More

1  Thank Ann D
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We stayed in this neighborhood and took a long walk around. Its a very nice area with distinct home designs. You will find brick roads and mini front yards neatly designed homes. Plenty of little shops to stop and grab a bite or drink or...More

3  Thank Mr_BeenThereDoneThat
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Easily one of the best restored areas of Columbus. there are stately mansions with gorgeous gardens and some more modest size homes also restored. it's obvious some of the restored "homes" are carriage houses and quite large. of course before horses, a family needed several...More

1  Thank kyredhead16
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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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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
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