if you go
GETTING THERE

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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