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“Worth driving through”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of German Village

German Village
Ranked #7 of 144 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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Worth driving through”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

A nice diversion. Like the restaurants in the area. G Michaels and Lindeys are two of our favorites. The cobblestone streets are great to look at, not so great to drive on.

Visited December 2012
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“Lovelly village”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

It is a lovelly village, great to take a walk and shopping and have a lunch with friends. When I visited, was claudy and not so cold, so it was more comfortable take a walk there.

Visited January 2013
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“Great walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Very nice place to visit. I was there on a Friday night and most of the bars were very crowded, lot of young people. It seems like it's a fancy area, definitely worth a trip.

Visited January 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
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“We lived there!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

We renovated an 1880s German settlers house in German village. I t had a neighborhood flavor all it's own . Like the neighborhoods of lower Manhattan. It was a place from which you could walk anywhere . Downtown, to local stores and events It was a little community that's just special

Visited July 2012
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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“Wonderful Architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

I stumbled upon German Village while exploring Columbus with a friend. What a beautiful area! No two buildings look alike! I loved looking at all the amazing architecture and walking down the cobblestone streets. Perfect walk on a sunny, crisp, fall morning.

Visited November 2012
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