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Things to do in German Village, Columbus

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighborhood
“This is a neighborhood 15 minutes south of the airbnb. This neighborhood is a popular place to live and explore because of it’s beautiful historic homes streets and some cute shops and restaurants. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Park
“This is where all the locals meet up to play tennis, walk their dogs, and play with their children. It is a great park to sip coffee, people watch, and walk a lap.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A true four-star dining experience for lunch or dinner. Reservations are a must, valet parking available. This is a wonderful special event restaurant ( and it is expensive - but worth it!)”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bookstore
“If you have a bookworm in your family, Book Loft is a must-see when visiting Columbus. Located in a pre-civil war era set of buildings in German Village, this place is so much more than a bookstore. It’s more like a maze, with every room themed for a different genre. It’s so easy to get lost in here, but in a good way! It’s every book-lover’s dream come true. Expect to spend an hour or two here! ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“one of the must try places if you love a good burger. featured on Man vs Food. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“"The food is smooth and very tasty, with varieties from pork, duck and seafood."”
  • 38 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“Open Mondays 11 AM - 9 PM, Tuesday thru Thursday 11 AM - 10 PM, Friday & Saturday 11 AM - 11 AM, Sundays 11 AM - 10 PM Head on down to Columbus’s German Village neighborhood for an authentic German experience. Schmidt’s has been around since 1967 and it only gets better with age. Featuring German classics like sausages, sauerkraut, schnitzel, and cabbage rolls, Schmidt’s really adds a ton of character to the German Village. No German restaurant experience is complete without some great German ale, though, which is why Schmid’ts has been given the “Best Beer Menu” award by the Columbus Dispatch!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great Latte's and croissants. It's a long walk, but a pretty one if the weather is nice.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The rickety tables, the wonky chairs, and the ever-intoxicating smell of freshly-roasted coffee. Locals come here to catch up and study. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“I recommend the German Village location, primarily because it's next to a great spirits/cocktail bar called Curio. This place focuses on using local ingredients to make fresh, hand-tossed pizzas. Their appetizers are a little more fine-dining than expected for a pizza place and definitely add to the quality of this spot. I've eaten here a few times and yet to have something I didn't want more of.”
  • 20 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The location of our first date (it was probably a bit excessive but we are a bit excessive)! Amazing little gem tucked away in German Village with a ton of character, charm and warm feelings. Make sure you order the ravioli - you won't forget it. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
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“I really LOVE this place, I hope you try it, you will too. It's close and great food! They have 2 huge barrels filled with garlic & Dill Pickles, how awesome is that!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“"Service is friendly and there is plenty of seating for such a small place."”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cafe
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“A local favorite diner serving pancakes, omlets, and of course house coffee.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“Buzzing, longtime American tavern & former speakeasy serving creative sandwiches & turtle soup. Delicious food and great service! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cafe
“Cafe in German Village. Recommend the strawberry pastry (seasonal) with a cappuccino.”
  • 14 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“A true four-star dining experience for lunch or dinner. Reservations are a must, valet parking available. This is a wonderful special event restaurant ( and it is expensive - but worth it!)”
  • 49 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“one of the must try places if you love a good burger. featured on Man vs Food. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"The food is smooth and very tasty, with varieties from pork, duck and seafood."”
  • 38 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“Open Mondays 11 AM - 9 PM, Tuesday thru Thursday 11 AM - 10 PM, Friday & Saturday 11 AM - 11 AM, Sundays 11 AM - 10 PM Head on down to Columbus’s German Village neighborhood for an authentic German experience. Schmidt’s has been around since 1967 and it only gets better with age. Featuring German classics like sausages, sauerkraut, schnitzel, and cabbage rolls, Schmidt’s really adds a ton of character to the German Village. No German restaurant experience is complete without some great German ale, though, which is why Schmid’ts has been given the “Best Beer Menu” award by the Columbus Dispatch!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“I recommend the German Village location, primarily because it's next to a great spirits/cocktail bar called Curio. This place focuses on using local ingredients to make fresh, hand-tossed pizzas. Their appetizers are a little more fine-dining than expected for a pizza place and definitely add to the quality of this spot. I've eaten here a few times and yet to have something I didn't want more of.”
  • 20 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“The location of our first date (it was probably a bit excessive but we are a bit excessive)! Amazing little gem tucked away in German Village with a ton of character, charm and warm feelings. Make sure you order the ravioli - you won't forget it. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“I really LOVE this place, I hope you try it, you will too. It's close and great food! They have 2 huge barrels filled with garlic & Dill Pickles, how awesome is that!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"Service is friendly and there is plenty of seating for such a small place."”
  • 20 locals recommend

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