German Village is a historic neighborhood just south of downtown Columbus, Ohio. Initially platted in 1814 in Columbus’s South End, the German Village area primarily developed between 1840 and 1914. It was settled largely by German immigrants in the mid 1800s. German descendants at one time comprised as much as a third of the population of the entire city of Columbus.

At the heart of our special neighborhood is the German Village Society, a non-profit organization that aims to preserve our historic neighborhood while strengthening, enhancing and promoting our community.