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German Village

588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5754
+1 614-645-8329
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Self guided walking tour

We stayed in this neighborhood and took a long walk around. Its a very nice area with distinct home... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mr_BeenThereDoneThat
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Twinsburg, Ohio
Beautiful restored part of town

Easily one of the best restored areas of Columbus. there are stately mansions with gorgeous gardens... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kyredhead16
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Union, Kentucky
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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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"
in 78 reviews
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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 6 days ago

We stayed in this neighborhood and took a long walk around. Its a very nice area with distinct home designs. You will find brick roads and mini front yards neatly designed homes. Plenty of little shops to stop and grab a bite or drink or...More

1  Thank Mr_BeenThereDoneThat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily one of the best restored areas of Columbus. there are stately mansions with gorgeous gardens and some more modest size homes also restored. it's obvious some of the restored "homes" are carriage houses and quite large. of course before horses, a family needed several...More

1  Thank kyredhead16
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Reviewed 1 week ago

German Village is a wonderful area close to downtown Columbus to walk around. Most of the homes are brick with yards that are lovely with trees and flowers. German restaurants and chocolate shops.Just a nice place to visit and walk around.

Thank delospoppy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Checked out this place knowing that there was not much to see. The roads are mostly brick as are the sidewalks. Very beautiful old homes with great designs. Sat in at visitors centre and watched a video on the history of the village. It was...More

1  Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place!! You certainly don’t have to be German to enjoy this quaint and beautiful village! It is something straight out of a travel magazine ! Put it in your agenda-you won’t regret it! Wish we could have spent more time there! Loved it!

1  Thank Debbie R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit the book loft in the German village. 32 rooms of books to explore. Something for everyone! Thurman cafe was a fun spot with good food. Unique experience with a German vibe.

Thank chocenergy
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Reviewed 3 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 14 April 2018

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 13 April 2018

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

Thank jonilynn86
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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
5 October 2017|
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Response from Tra Day H | Reviewed this property |
Park at Schmidts Sausage House and its a 10min walk
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Cheryl J
22 July 2017|
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Response from jonathanwG1984HF | Reviewed this property |
the thurman cafe home of the thurminator
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