German Village

German Village, Columbus: Address, Phone Number, German Village Reviews: 4.5/5

German Village
4.5
Historic Sites • Neighborhoods • Historic Walking Areas
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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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LexiV
Cleveland, OH590 contributions
Perfect Area for a Stroll
Jul 2021
This was such a lovely area for a walk. It's mostly residential, and we enjoyed the old houses (many with historical markers), brick streets, and pretty landscaping. There is some shopping and restaurants. I would return.
Written August 3, 2021
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Brian904
Luray, VA177 contributions
A Historic Step Back In Time
Jul 2021
The conference I was attending arranged a guided tour through the village. What a wonderful time it would have been to live here, except in the 1940's. These building have such great charm. The brick streets and sidewalks still preserve a view in to the past. This is a must when visiting Columbus.
Written August 1, 2021
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Harrison G
Hillsboro, OH1,225 contributions
Nice place
Jul 2021 • Friends
This is a great neighborhood, They have a great soap shop. The people are very friendly here. The town has lots of small businesses.
Written July 18, 2021
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Loumgnlz
Chicago, IL63 contributions
Wonderful, historical neighborhood with plenty to do
May 2021
Great restaurants and shops in a beautiful, historical neighborhood. Must do if you are in Columbus!
Written May 31, 2021
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mfs20
Ingomar, PA141 contributions
Great area to visit
May 2021 • Couples
Definitely put this on your list of places to visit. Great little shops and really magnificent homes. Tried one of the restaurants and could not of been more delighted
Written May 18, 2021
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Stephanie
Philadelphia, PA218 contributions
Adorable Historical Area
Apr 2021 • Couples
Adorable little area to walk around. The streets are brick and there are a few shops and restaurants to visit. Overall, the area is historical, well maintained, and feels very welcoming.
Written April 24, 2021
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Bonnie M
Mantua, OH93 contributions
An oasis in the big city!
Apr 2021 • Couples
German Village has tons of character and charm. Lovely small and large homes tightly packed together. We were transported! The brick streets added to the nostalgic feeling. If you have mobility issues it would be very difficult to navigate. And no high heels, either! Comfortable walking shoes are on order here. But we enjoyed every minute of our visit. Check out Schiller Park, which is close by.
Written April 17, 2021
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Tracey A
Columbus, OH17 contributions
German Village
Apr 2021
A beautiful part of Columbus where the Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum is located. Brick streets little brick houses with black fences and little flower boxes on the window sills. Very quaint and clean.
Written April 12, 2021
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MoMan
Richardson, TX268 contributions
Go, if only for the Book Loft
Dec 2020 • Family
Nothing like Frankenkmuth, MI... but a nice refreshing change from the big citu hussle. We visited the famous Book Loft and the kids loved it. It’s two conjoined houses with 32 rooms converted to a convoluted multilevel Book store. Definitely worth the experience. Followed that with hoagies and lamb kebobs at the nearby Jasmine cafe. Lovely!
Written December 30, 2020
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C D M
Whippany, NJ477 contributions
Quaint area
Oct 2020
It is like no other area. While trying to keep with the German theme there are restaurants and other authentic buildings in this area . . . .come enjoy, EAT . . . . .
Written October 29, 2020
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