German Village Travel Guide ~ Shop, Dine and Stroll Historic Neighborhood.
Welcome to German Village, one of the most storied urban neighborhoods in the US. Modern lifestyles contrast with brick streets and preserved buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. German Village is not just preserved architecture from the 1800s, it more than 130 years of the stories of local people, families and businesses. Character lives on and you’ll find it here.
• German Village has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974.
• The New York Post listed German Village and Columbus among the Top 5 Travel Spots in the world in 2007.
• Travel site Fodors.com lists German Village as a Top 3 “Fodor’s Choice” pick.
• We are a 2011 designee as one of the country’s 10 Great Neighborhoods, recognized by the American Planning Association.
• In 2006, German Village was made a Preserve America Community by the White House.
• We are one of the New York Times’ top rated, pedestrian-friendly urban neighborhood real estate markets.
Once a working class neighborhood built by German brewery workers, carpenters, brick and stone masons, the Queen Anne, Italianate and Dutch Double homes, stores and restaurants have been lovingly and stunningly restored. Today German Village is an energetic neighborhood that is the perfect mix of modern living and preserved architectural history.
The German Village Guest House and Whittier Suites hotel are only a few short blocks away from the best that Columbus has to offer. We are a pedestrian-, bicycle-, and dog-friendly community that enjoys a good party! Our neighborhood and nearby areas are packed with parks, ponds, birding, bicycling, children’s play areas, public gardens, Shakespeare festivals, dog parks, rock climbing, shops, restaurants and galleries all located conveniently just one minute south of downtown Columbus.
Annual events such as Village Valuables, the Haus und Garten Tour, Oktoberfest, Monster Bash, Historic Preservation Weekend and Winter Holiday Village Lights draw thousands of tourists to German Village attractions.
Within five to ten minute drive (or easy bike ride via CoGo) are Downtown Columbus, the Grange Insurance Audubon Center and Metro Park, Greenlawn Cemetery and Arboretum, the Short North Arts & Entertainment district, the Brewery district, the Nationwide Arena district, Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey, Columbus Clippers baseball, Columbus Crew soccer, the Ohio State University and OSU athletics. Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) is only 15 minutes away.