We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Totally charming”
Review of German Village

German Village
Ranked #13 of 166 things to do in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 15 February 2018

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 recent visit, which made it even more lovely. Great to just wander around and look at the homes, cobbled streets and people-watch

Thank tthemickstar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (968)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"brick streets"
in 83 reviews
"book loft"
in 115 reviews
"schiller park"
in 81 reviews
"german food"
in 21 reviews
"cream puffs"
in 32 reviews
"book store"
in 50 reviews
"quaint area"
in 18 reviews
"sausage"
in 34 reviews
"visitor center"
in 15 reviews
"german immigrants"
in 10 reviews
"great neighborhood"
in 14 reviews
"walk around"
in 34 reviews
"pistacia vera"
in 14 reviews
"close to downtown"
in 16 reviews
"unique shops"
in 10 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 13 reviews
"nice walk"
in 10 reviews
Filter

72 - 76 of 968 reviews

Reviewed 13 February 2018

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 February 2018

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

Thank ohioheat2000
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 January 2018 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2018

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Been to German Village? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing