After someone mentions “German Village” in a conversation with a Columbus native, something along the lines of “Oh, I love that place! It’s so cute!” is sure to follow. It’s one of the best preserved historic neighborhoods in the country and, apparently, very cute because of this. With all of the parks, shops, personality, and German heritage, it’s a great place to visit and an even better place to live. Make sure you check out The Book Loft, located next to the very first Max & Erma’s, which is a literature lover’s dream come true. Also, the food cannot be beat! You can find anything from traditional German-inspired cuisine to French patisseries.After filling your stomach with some quality local food, head on over to one of the breweries to experience the lively Columbus atmosphere and hoppy ales.