If you go: German Village in Columbus, Ohio

if you go

GETTING THERE

Travel Guide 2013

Advice on the guide books versus Apps, the use of electronics on planes and more practical trips for savvy globe trotters.

US Airways offers nonstop flights from Reagan National to Columbus, Ohio.

WHERE TO STAY

German Village Guest House

748 Jaeger St.

866-587-2738

www.gvguesthouse.com

Traditional yet sleek, this cross between a B&B and a boutique hotel offers three rooms and two suites with all the bells and whistles and a great continental breakfast. Rates from $175 weekdays and $195 on weekends.

WHERE TO EAT

Lindey’s

169 E. Beck St.

614-228-4343

www.lindeys.com

Popular restaurant serving American bistro fare in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. Dinner entrees $14 to $44.

G. Michael’s Bistro and Bar

595 S. Third St.

614-464-0575

gmichaelsbistroandbar.com

Contemporary American emphasizing local and seasonal foods. The bartender makes a great martini. Dinner entrees $18 to $35.

Schmidt’s Sausage Haus

240 E. Kossuth St.

614-444-6808

www.schmidthaus.com

Family-owned and -operated, selling and serving authentic German food around the corner from the original Schmidt’s 1886 meatpacking house. The cream puffs ($5.50) are a must-try. Sausage platters from $10.75, traditional German dinners from $11.75.

WHAT TO DO

The Book Loft

631 S. Third St.

614-464-1774

www.bookloft.com

Thirty-two rooms of books and more. Daily 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

German Village Society

588 S. Third St.

614-221-8888

germanvillage.com

Watch a short video about village history and pick up a walking-tour map. Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday noon to 3 p.m.

Schiller Park

1069 Jaeger St.

This 23.5-acre park, Columbus’s second-oldest, includes a recreation center, a picnic area, a fishing pond and landscaped gardens.

INFORMATION

germanvillage.com

www.experiencecolumbus.com

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