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German Village

588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5754
+1 614-645-8329
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A wonderful neighborhood to explore

German Village is a wonderful area of Columbus to explore. There are lots of shops (Helen... read more

Reviewed yesterday
christinamiverson
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Interest, but pretty spread out

So glad we stopped here. We walked around for about an hour waiting for a table at Schmidt’s... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jonna H
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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%
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“brick streets” (86 reviews)
“book loft” (115 reviews)
“schiller park” (80 reviews)
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588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5754
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"brick streets"
in 86 reviews
"book loft"
in 115 reviews
"schiller park"
in 80 reviews
"book store"
in 49 reviews
"german food"
in 20 reviews
"cream puffs"
in 31 reviews
"sausage"
in 35 reviews
"quaint area"
in 18 reviews
"visitor center"
in 15 reviews
"german immigrants"
in 10 reviews
"thurman cafe"
in 10 reviews
"great neighborhood"
in 14 reviews
"walk around"
in 34 reviews
"close to downtown"
in 16 reviews
"pistacia vera"
in 13 reviews
"unique shops"
in 10 reviews
"great place to walk"
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Reviewed yesterday

German Village is a wonderful area of Columbus to explore. There are lots of shops (Helen Winnemore's, The Red Stable, Winan's chocolates & coffee..), cafes (Pistacia Vera), and of course, Schiller Park. Kossuth St. has a lot of cute shops to look at, I'd walk...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So glad we stopped here. We walked around for about an hour waiting for a table at Schmidt’s Sausage Haus. Extremely cute gift shops. Schmidt’s is fantastic if you like German Food.

Thank Jonna H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I met a friend and we spent the day in the German Village. We stopped at two different coffee shops, a book store, had lunch at Schmidt's and enjoyed the biggest cream puff ever, shopped around the restaurant, had a Jeni's ice cream. There are...More

Thank MichelleJordan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

German Village is neat to visit and take a walk or just drive around looking at all the tiny German houses. There isn't a whole lot to choose from as far as shops and restaurants but what is there is FABULOUS. The roads are paved...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove into German Village not knowing what to expect. Brick roads that are very narrow. Lots of cars parked on the streets. Each street has something to offer. Either a restaurant, coffee house, bar, or just pretty houses. Nice area

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its very relaxing to walk in these ethnic design. Interior and exterior was amazing. Everything was just perfect.

Thank juliannadventure
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pretty good sized part of town. It has cute shops and well maintained homes. Restaurants reflect the ethnic food you expect.

Thank Lou P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint village with cobblestone streets, gas street lights, and excellent food. Recommend Schmidt's and Fox in the snow and the book loft.

Thank ktfish
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So fun to walk around this area. It feels like you took a step back in time. The homes are so well kept. Completely reminds me of my time living in Germany. Definitely take a few hours to walk around here if you are spending...More

Thank KristaR0123
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a marvelous place to go. There are shops, restaurants, historic homes, beautiful flowers. Many interesting and delicious places.

Thank JodyTexan
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Paul G
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Yes. 11am to 10pm on Sundays.
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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 kelsmuir25 | Reviewed this property |
Schmidts is iconic and you can't go wrong. It can be busy on the weekends and very loud. However, if you want upscale, hit up lindeys or barcelonas. If you want middle of the road prices with top notch food, pop over to... More
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