Originally built by German settlers in the mid-1800s, the lovingly restored brick houses, shops, streets and sidewalks are full of historic charm and modern swank. Once you get there with a short walk or drive from downtown, the CBUS circulator or CoGo Bike Share, you’ll want to explore the neighborhood on foot.
You will find a few remnants of German culture, like the popular Schmidt’s Sausage Haus, but the dining scene ranges from delicate French patisserie at Pistacia Vera, to Spanish paella and tapas at Barcelona, to low-country pork and seafood at G. Michaels, to laid back and delicious pizza and craft cocktails at Harvest and Curio. A little further afield, The Crest Gastropub on Parsons offers outstanding food and drinks, while Skillet is the hotspot for hyper-local, hyper-delicious and hyper-filling breakfasts and brunches. The Kitchen helps you cook your own dinner in a fun, participatory and stylish environment. There are several shops to explore while viewing the beautiful architecture. For example, the 32-room Book Loft has been a favorite location to wander for generations, Helen Winnemore’s carries modern American crafts and Vernacular mixes breezy women’s wear with home goods.
Visit German Village site for more information on the restaurants, pubs, bakerys and coffee shops. As well as tours, self-guided tours, walks in the park, or just enjoying the local fare and relaxing.