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Address: 588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5754
Phone Number: 614-221-8888

A highway bridge over Interstate 70 is all that separates the German...

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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Beautiful German Village in Downtown Columbus

Located just south of downtown Columbus is an area called German Village. German Village was settled by German immigrants who settled in the Columbus area in the 1800's to live... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Ron H
Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located just south of downtown Columbus is an area called German Village. German Village was settled by German immigrants who settled in the Columbus area in the 1800's to live and make beer. German Village today is a beautiful residential and business area dedicated to preserving the German heritage. From small homes with beautiful gardens to German restaurants (the best... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This area considered one of the largest restored historic districts in the country. Grab a walking map at the German Village Headquarters and jump right in. Small shops, loads of great restaurants and restrored houses galore.

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Fenton, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a quaint little village. We especially liked the book store. The houses are adorable and the streets are brick.

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Willoughby, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The buildings are lovely. Several restaurants and shops. Walking park and gardens are adjacent. German restaurant and Winan's chocolate were terrific. There was also a fudge shop.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brick street, nice homes and a few good restaurants and bars. There is an UNBELIEVABLE book store, that has 33 rooms! It's like a rabbit warren. I forget the name right now, apologies. It was very hot and humid when I visited, so we basically when from one bar to another, with stores and the book store in between.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Brick streets, revitalized homes, not much other than that. Unremarkable... We did not find it worth our time, which only took 5-8 minutes to drive around, if you could find it.

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In old German Village, one can see many sites of Yesteryear updated to current time. I like to think that I have seen them all. However, Schmidt's takes the winning cake. Speaking of Cake, I have never seen a cake there but do see their famous CREAM HORN in the case as you step inside their door. Get there early... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Read and heard so much about this place; it was way more spread out than I had anticipated. I would go again when it's not unbearably hot as I think it could be a very fun day with girlfriends.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this quaint area of town just south of downtown Columbus. The little shops, bookstore, Katzinger Deli, Lindey restaurant, historical cape cod homes, cobblestone streets and more.... It has a rich history and retails and restaurants that have been around for years. Park your car and walk around some of the neighborhoods and park. It is a nostalgic experience... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful place, nestled quietly just south of downtown Columbus. perfect for eating, browsing, and just relaxing. Many of the restaurants and other businesses are within walking distance from almost any place you park in the village You can find almost anything in the way of food, from Schmidt's Sausage Haus to The Mohawk. The shops are quaint and interesting.... More 

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