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Review of German Village

German Village
Ranked #7 of 157 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 August 29, 2013

It's a ice little village and has really good restaurants and is close to downtown columbus Ohio I would go back we went there a class field trip so it was really fun for all of us make sure you go to the candy store yummy.

Thank Harrison G
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Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Great food, wonderful shopping,and an experience just walking and enjoying a step back in time. Get a map of the area to help navigate your day. Stop by the Golden Hobby Shop for a map and be sure to check out their handmade gifts. The only down side is that it might be difficult for an elderly person to visit since brick and cobblestone sidewalks are uneven and narrow at times.

1  Thank GardnerJoyce
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

German Village is a unique area and a must see for out of towners. The architecture is amazing and the visitor will find a wide variety of restaurants and shops, many of which are German themed. There are also several bakeries where classic German goodies can be purchased.

1  Thank Glenn S
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

there are many good places to eat in German village. Max and Erma's, Schmit's are just a few. in addition there are book stores, candy stores and most of the streets are brick so it is a safe place to walk.

Thank 1drg
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you like great food and old time shopping then German Village is the place to go. One of the best places to go is the Thurman Bar and grill for great .
The have some great Art Stores where you will find anything from Local to National Art.
Looking for a book stores where you can find hard to find Books its their also.

1  Thank kennysown
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