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Address: 588 S Third St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: +1 614-221-8888
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A highway bridge over Interstate 70 is all that separates the German...

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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Bookworm S

Nice place to walk, coffee shops, The Loft" ( bookstore ). Good place to browse around. Good Restaurants, Parking can be a problem.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to walk, coffee shops, The Loft" ( bookstore ). Good place to browse around. Good Restaurants, Parking can be a problem.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about 2.5 hours walking around the brick streets of German Village some of the homes are great. It is nice to see history preserved in the buildings. We stopped in at a few shops. The prices were a little high for our taste but it was still fun to look. If you have the time when visiting Columbus,... More 

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

German village just south of downtown Columbus is like walking back in time.the old brick streets and narrow streets. Nice local restaurants and shops along with German pubs and when visiting you make sure to say hi to To the horse back police officers who patrol this quaint village. The

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Dublin, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

German Village is kind of spread out. It would be nice if the restaurants and shops were clustered together but they are not. It is however a great place to walk (wear comfortable shoes as the cobblestones are a bit uneven), and just enjoy the neighborhood and architecture. My favorite places are Lindy's, the book store, the candy shoppes next... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cobblestone streets and sidewalks in very poor repair. It's so easy to trip and fall. Seems like the shops are not doing well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a morning walking around and exploring the German Village. Enjoyed the old architecture, old brick streets and shops.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of great places to eat. Old Mohawk, Lindys, Brown Bag Deli to name a few favorites. Shiller Park is amazing. Coffee shops. Holiday events. It has it all.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tiny nicely planted yards.. well preserved old homes.. brick streets. A throw back to an older slower time and a great place for a leisurely walk. Several small shops and eateries.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A terrific place to spend a day looking in all the little artisan shops. Great unique gifts from both local and out of state artists. Be sure to stop for lunch at Schmidt's and then next door at their cremery for some fantastic fudge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The parks, the restaurants, the shops, the bars. German Village has it all. You can walk the entire village and enjoy German food, French food, Cajun, american. It is amazing!

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