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German Village

588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5754
(614) 645 8329
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GV is the largest historical community in the country. When you arrive plan to walk. Stop at the GB... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Columbus, Ohio
Beautiful neighborhood!

My husband and I were visiting Ohio and this was one of our stops. The German Village is awesome... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clarksville, Tennessee
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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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588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5754
(614) 645 8329
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Reviewed 1 week ago

GV is the largest historical community in the country. When you arrive plan to walk. Stop at the GB Meeting Haus on 3rd. Street for a Village map. There are a few shops and several restaurants but the real attraction is the neighborhood. Enjoy!

Thank 475diannak
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were visiting Ohio and this was one of our stops. The German Village is awesome. We traveled down the neighborhood streets, many of which were just alleys. Hold your breath! Beautiful tree lined streets and lots of hanging baskets of flowers....More

1  Thank MaryannF650
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Section of Columbus with brick streets and historic buildings. One of a kind shops and restaurants show the true German spirit of the area. Easy to visit via public transportation - on the Cbus - free circulator bus that stops on the edge of the...More

Thank sgsooners
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk the streets, appreciate the beautiful gardens, the warmth of the close city streets, the tradition long held in this sweet Columbus gem. Be sure to go to Schmidts for a Bahama Mama..walk down the street and enjoy the quaint stores...be sure to stop at...More

Thank revdeboraellenbrown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the area. Took a walk around while waiting for dinner. Loved the sites. Nice shops, restaurants, and bakeries. Great tourist spot.

Thank shelhud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Italian dinner in German village in Columbus pleasantly surprised how good it was . The streets are paved with bricks all over that part of town reminds me of Europe definitely. Columbus is a beautiful city.

1  Thank beata m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a lot of photos of the quaint homes and great gardens. We ate lunch, then wandered into the park along the river before checking out the area. Nice afternoon activity.

Thank Geoviki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a bit pressed for time but we had prearranged for a guided walking tour and it was very interesting. Our guide was a 91 yo retired dentist with an encyclopedic knowledge of this community. He was both humourous and quick with information about...More

Thank Patrick P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this little neighborhood. The buildings are old and the architecture pristine. It's a very cool area to walk around in the fall. Cute shops and great food abound; you can't go wrong visiting for a few hours.

Thank Tierra J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These homes and businesses are remnants of a thriving German Community that was still publishing German newspapers into the 1960s. But the commercialized nature of these once private homes is now kinda sad. Still, worth a trek.

Thank Edna B
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Response from FourpointsGMSanJose | Reviewed this property |
Westin Columbus (aka "Great Southern Hotel) is close also. On High Street - about 10 minute walk from German Village. Lovely hotel.
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26 June 2017|
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Response from Lola M | Reviewed this property |
The Westin!