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“Georgus and Historic”
Review of German Village

German Village
Ranked #7 of 159 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 February 10, 2013

It is a wonderful little place in the north end of Columbus, with great parks and wonderful places to eat, no to mention the parks, so relaxing in all seasons. Check out the free play schedules at Schlinder Park

2  Thank Johnny C
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

I love German village. Don't miss the bookstore, you can spend hours in there. Their Christmas tour is not to be missed. The summer garden tour is excellent also.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

I wish I had to guts to buy an old house again. Nice old homes and fun places to go. 100 characters, about a nice old neighborhood... sorry, lovely place to wander about but it is just a neighborhood.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Quiet, family friendly. For the most part I love German Village. The only problem with the area is that its close to downtown like the Short North. Downtown Columbus is a hole. Dirty filthy. The only problem with areas like German Village is that sometimes the trash from downtown congregate to the outlying areas. It is very pretty though. The older homes and the cobblestone streets make it a nice place to walk. There are plenty of little shops, bars, restaurants, and other areas to keep you busy. In the park adjoining the area they have Shakespeare in the summer. All the plays are free. Very nice.

1  Thank Wayne B
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Pretty streets and houses with well tended small gardens in the heart of Columbus. The highlight must be a visit to Pistachia Vera a fantastic cafe/french pasty shop, a great place to go for food that is Quality rather than Quantity.

Lost of pretty little independent stores, a great antidote from the cookie cutter malls and eating places that tend to ring Columbus.

1  Thank Roadbirds
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