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German Village & Brewery District

Just south of downtown Columbus lies German Village, one of the most idyllic neighborhoods in the country. Built by German settlers hundreds of years ago, the area is defined by its brick homes and shops, as well as brick-lined streets. Historic charm and modern tweaks exist side by side here. Peruse local businesses that include delicious pastry and coffee shops, the truly unique 32-room Book Loft, free Shakespeare at the neighborhood’s Schiller Park and beautiful holiday lights and markets during the winter.

The Brewery District can be found west of German Village, a nook of the city that became home to Columbus’ bustling beer scene. Today, it’s full of lively entertainment and dining options, including bars that are local favorites along High Street, as well as Shadowbox Live!, the country’s largest resident theater company. 

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German Village: A Two-Day Itinerary

Follow our recommendations for the perfect weekend in German Village.

German Village Dining Guide

Find hidden gems and must-try dishes in the vibrant dining scene of German Village.

Live to Explore German Village

Join Jeni Britton, a renowned ice cream maker and Columbus local, on an adventure through the charming streets of German Village.

Where to Dine, Stay & Play