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Review of German Village

German Village
Ranked #14 of 120 things to do in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
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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 5 October 2018

German Village is outstanding. Beautiful homes, wonderful restaurants, excellend book store. Anytime you are in Columbus, find time to stroll the streets o German Village

Thank Paula M
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for an afternoon visit with my teenage daughter and two of her friends. We were able to get in a pizzeria luncheon, walk, coffee break and park visit. Love the historical buildings and brick paved streets. We will be back once the leaves turn.

Thank H8680RZmarkm
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

German village is a collection of old renovated houses and little shops and restaurants mixed in and hidden within the neighborhoods. It helps if the day is nice for walking cause you do not want to keep moving your car to go to different places. The side streets are more colorful than high street but there are a couple of nice restaurants on high street along with several junk food places. Certainly worth seeing if visiting Columbus, Ohio

Thank connie c
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Was impressed with the cleanness of the area & the buildings, but there is really no shopping. Few places maybe to eat. Nice place to drive around to look at area & park to visit.

Thank dhall10626
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

If Schmitz Sauvage house has a wait for entry. Feel free to walk around. Quant housing in a modern era with brick roadway and narrow streets.

Thank Poingdexter
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