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German Village

588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206-1026
+1 614-645-8329
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Enjoyed a beautiful stroll through the German Village. The 32 Book Room is a must see. A few coffee... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shirley G
Orlando, Florida
via mobile
Nice area

Lots of historic home, friendly people. Neat shop - bookstores; antiques; and cafes, be sure to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Muldrow, Oklahoma
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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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588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206-1026
+1 614-645-8329
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a beautiful stroll through the German Village. The 32 Book Room is a must see. A few coffee shops around and a wine store. Cute place to visit.

Thank Shirley G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of historic home, friendly people. Neat shop - bookstores; antiques; and cafes, be sure to visit the visitors center for a map and restrooms

Thank redlandfd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in German Village while attending a conference downtown. The free CBUS connected me, but in warmer weather (and without heels), I could have easily walked back and forth. German Village is a beautiful neighborhood-- safe, social, clean. There are bars, bistros, delis, bakeries,...More

Thank Velocilex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The German Village is very picturesque. We enjoyed wandering around and looking at the buildings, though you have to be careful - the sidewalks are a mess!

Thank KatKealy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the sweetest place to have a stroll if you enjoy fall and Halloween ! Very cute little neighborhood!

Thank Mulholland-Dr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A rare sight of European architecture in USA which gives a feel of being in Germany. Variety of staying accommodation and restaurants are available to discover.

Thank 657swastiks
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A quick free bus ride from the convention center brought me to the German Village section of Columbus. Many small quaint shops, including a book store with over 30 rooms of books, and several places to stop and have a bite. Easy to walk around...More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 9 October 2017

A group of us were in town for a convention. We took the afternoon to explore German Village and have lunch at Schmidt's. We enjoyed the short film at the visitor's center but thought that the $7 guidebook for the walking tour was a bit...More

Thank kacytjobb
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We walked throught the streets of the german village and loved it. Yet another place in Columbus to fall in love with.

Thank one4cin
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We've traveled to Columbus a few times and when we travel we often ask the locals for places we should see. German Village had been recommended more than once so we gave it a try. It was a beautiful day so we were able to...More

Thank Elizabeth G
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5 October 2017|
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Response from UpNorth13 | Reviewed this property |
Don't park at Schmidt's, the parking there is limited too, unless you visit early in the day. The area around City Park provides the best opportunity. Parking on the narrow streets in the Village can be a challenge, but... More
Cheryl J
21 July 2017|
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Response from Patrick P | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is Schmidt’s Sausage Haus und Restaurant. Located: 240 E Kossuth St.
Debbie Y
26 June 2017|
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Response from SanJoseCAflyer | Reviewed this property |
Comfort Inn is the most convenient to German Village; it's well located, has parking, and is well managed and clean.