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German Village

588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5754
+1 614-221-8888
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Tourist attractionbut very average food

This is the third time we have visited this restaurant and I think it will be the last. It is in a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Holly D
Excellent for stroll and flower garden viewing

It's hard to find a more relaxing beautiful place for a stroll. Then brick sidewalks, the lush... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robin N
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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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“brick streets” (73 reviews)
“book loft” (93 reviews)
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588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5754
+1 614-221-8888
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the third time we have visited this restaurant and I think it will be the last. It is in a very quaint part of town and it is a pleasant area. The place is usually busy and I have to guess that the...More

Thank Holly D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's hard to find a more relaxing beautiful place for a stroll. Then brick sidewalks, the lush landscaping, the charming cottages and architecture, the friendly people and their dogs out for a walk make this a pleasant place to meander. (Just watch your footing on...More

Thank Robin N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited several shoppes and their book store while in German Village. I love the brick streets and the old buildings, so much history. I strolled through Schiller Park and watched the performing arts students study for a play. It was a beautiful day and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Columbus, a stop in German Village is a MUST. If you're staying downtown, get some exercise and head south down High Street. The area is historic and charming! There are quite a few restaurants and cafes - from old standards to newer...More

Thank Jennie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute little town just down from our hotel. We walked through on the way to and from Schmidt's. Most shops were closed so would like to go back another time.

Thank Happymom518
Reviewed 1 week ago

This section of Columbus has beautiful homes and businesses. The 32 room Book Store is amazing. A must see!

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a fun place to roam around. There's a very good German restaurant, little cafes and all sorts of shops. Go on a day when there's no rain and mild temps and make a day of it. It's a nice find and I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, historic and quaint! A "must do" if you are in Columbus. Be sure and eat at Schmidts, great German food and their cream puffs are to die for!

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Lindy's for Sunday brunch. One of many good restaurants in German Village. Area is unique with cobblestone walks and streets. Many old stylish homes at extreme prices. Colorful floral surroundings. Parking is a chore.

Thank Benjamin D
Reviewed 1 week ago

But still I enjoyed my little visit here. It was almost like I stepped back in time. Most of the side streets are still in cobblestone brick, the houses look like storybook houses, and one can still imagine how life was back then about 1858...More

Thank Marta E
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Cheryl J
21 July 2017|
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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
Debbie Y
25 June 2017|
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Response from Eileen B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are a lot of options for staying overnight and nice buses as well
Debbie Y
25 June 2017|
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Response from Lola M | Reviewed this property |
The Westin!