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German Village

588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5754
+1 614-645-8329
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Quaint but no village

I was expecting a quaint village, but it was a few shops and restaurants in a nice neighborhood... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Colleen D
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Flourtown, Pennsylvania
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First Time Visit

My son, husband and I visited this area earlier this month. It was interesting to walk around and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
julieindisguise
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Holland, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brick streets” (85 reviews)
“book loft” (110 reviews)
“schiller park” (78 reviews)
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588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5754
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"brick streets"
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"book loft"
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"schiller park"
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"cream puffs"
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"german food"
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"book store"
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"sausage"
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"quaint area"
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"visitor center"
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"katzinger's deli"
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"thurman cafe"
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"fudge shop"
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"great neighborhood"
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"pistacia vera"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was expecting a quaint village, but it was a few shops and restaurants in a nice neighborhood with cobblestone streets. Disappointed.

Thank Colleen D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son, husband and I visited this area earlier this month. It was interesting to walk around and observe the area. I guess I expected a little more of it.

Thank julieindisguise
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my favorite part of a 4 day trip to Ohio; although, I might be biased because: A) most of my time was spent in the underwhelming Dayton, and B) I study German in college. Walking around was a lot of fun. The streets...More

Thank Jordan W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love walking around when we are in Columbus. It is by far our favorite area. Friendly people and nice atmosphere.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe we misunderstood but I expected the German Village to be an array of quaint shops. We did see many different styles of homes. A quick walk around for us.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love German Village! What a wonderful place to have a cup of coffee, eat at a great local restaurant or shop in a small family owned shop. While waiting to get a table, German Village is a fabulous place to stroll through the beautiful...More

Thank Connie G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a sweet area, spent some time in the loft book store, could have gladly spent the whole day. the greatest book store ever.....had coffee and pastries at the bakery and bought chocolate at the candy store....

Thank Mary K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great neighborhood for architecture buffs of old buildings in fine shape. Especially good in spring when flower plantings are in full bloom. Stop at Schmidt’s Deli for deli food the way you can usually only find in New York City.

2  Thank SandyRShaw
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint little area to walk around with some great coffee places and restaurants. You can get lost and spend hours in the historic bookstore.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We never found stores and restaurants. Plenty of streets with brick pavers. Nothing but waste of time.

3  Thank Stephany H
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Paul G
18 March 2018|
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Response from Duke-3333 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. 11am to 10pm on Sundays.
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sandy4409
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Response from Julia O | Reviewed this property |
I would not park in a business parking lot unless you are patronizing the business. Towing regulations are posted and do occur. There is no large public or private parking lot; this is essentially a neighborhood; many... More
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Cheryl J
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Response from jonathanwG1984HF | Reviewed this property |
the thurman cafe home of the thurminator
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