Old World heritage meets modern charm in Lincoln Square. Wander the cobblestone stretch of Lincoln Avenue that’s packed with unique shops (like Merz Apothecary and Gene’s Sausage Shop & Deli) and traditional bars and eateries (like breakfast-staple Pannenkoeken Cafe and Bavarian beer hall Huettenbar).

Visit the Old Town School of Folk Music, which launched the careers of many notable folk musicians. Check the events calendar for live performances by artists from around the world. And in the summer, the neighborhood’s love of all things German comes together for Maifest, where food, music, dance, and revelry fill the streets.