Originally settled by a Revolutionary War veteran, the land was parcelled out and sold to German immigrants, and once boasted 1/3 the citizens of Columbus. Preservation has become a guiding force in this beautiful old neighborhood, and it has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974. More than 1600 building exteriors have been lovingly restored since 1960, and it’s a tourist attraction as well as a popular residential neighborhood.
Brick homes line the narrow streets, with wrought-iron fences enclosing pocket-sized front gardens. German Village offers tree-lined brick streets, old-world charm, and eclectic shops and eateries along the edges of the residential area. Busy, but friendly, residents here are living the ideal urban life and tend to be passionate about their beautiful old homes and their community.
Arts & Culture
German Village boasts Schiller Park, not simply a green space, it offers an amphitheater that hosts Shakespearean plays, live music, and beautiful outdoor art. Mere moments from all the big city amenities such as the Palace Theatre and other venues where one can enjoy ballet, opera, concerts, live author events, plays, musicals, and so much more. Topiary Park offers a series of topiary designed to mimic Seurat’s painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of Grande Jatte”. The Columbus Art Museum is close at hand, as is COSI, the science museum for children from 1 to 101!
The Franklin Art Glass Studio is located here, as well as a dozen or more galleries, the largest book store in Central Ohio (The Book Loft), and a wide array of clever, funky little shops that could take many weekends to explore. Want bigger shopping? Downtown Columbus is just moments away!
German Village offers Katzinger’s Deli, Schmidt’s Sausage Haus, and Barcelona, just to name a few. Thurman Café, and Lindey’s are also must-try options. There are so many choices, from coffee shops to fine dining. You’ll never go hungry or bored with German Village eateries.
German Village is part of Columbus Public Schools, and offers private schools such as St. Mary’s and St. Paul’s, as well as easy access to several colleges, with Capital University being nearest, but Columbus College of Art and Design and Franklin University are also close at hand.
German Village offers the best of urban living combined with a connected, vibrant neighborhood unexpected in the heart of a capitol city! Walkable, fun, quirky, full of history, art, and fascinating characters, this is one of Columbus, Ohio’s most talked-about neighborhoods!
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