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Altstadt (Old Town)

Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 47 attractions in Heidelberg
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
Owner description: The Old Town of Heidelberg starts from Sofienstrasse and brings you to the castle. In the middle there is the University Area (the oldest university... more » Owner description: The Old Town of Heidelberg starts from Sofienstrasse and brings you to the castle. In the middle there is the University Area (the oldest university in Germany), the main shopping street (Hauptstrasse) and it includes to famous Karl-Theodor-Bridge / the Old bridge. « less
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Mexico City, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The old town is simply beautiful, you can eat in one of the restaurants, walk arround or drink something at night. Although it is a nice place it doesnt really offer as much as other cities when thinking about Museums.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

You could spend many days wandering the streets, shopping, and going to restaurants. The people are friendly and this town is very unique.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

In the Hauptstrasse (main street) you will find a nice place for shopping and if you take the Unterestrasse you will find some bars and restaurants.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you have the stamina, go up in the tower of the Holy Ghost church. It is worth climbing every step for the views of the city, the old bridge, the castle and the Neckar river.

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Heidelberg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you want to see an old city with a lot of charm, then visit Heidelberg. People were attending the university there before Christopher Columbus sailed for the New World. Lots to do, great places to eat, and some pretty good shopping as well. A must see for people visiting Germany. Only drawback is the tons of tourists, but that... More

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Coronado, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Neat old town with the Heidelberg castle looming overhead. Crowded with tourists (even in April) and lively.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The historic Alstatdt offers a lot - fine dining to quick bites, beers and cocktails. Usually a great bustle atmosphere. Come back for the Christmas Markets in November - December and have some wurst and gluwine!

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Musashino, Tokyo, Japan
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Very old and beautiful town where a long shopping/restaurant street goes through. A little bit touristic place but worth visiting for sure if you like wandering town.

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I had the chance to walk around the quaint town of Alstadt in Heidelberg, Germany back in 2013 and was captivated by the beautiful shops lining the cobbled walkstones, giving the entire place a historic atmosphere everywhere. The town had many unique shops and cosy cafes, bistros and restaurants, bakeries smelling of good ol' German pastries and cupcakes and other... More

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Netanya, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The old town is alive with locals students and others which is so special of Heidelberg. The old city is still young and kicking and not just a tourist attraction. Beautiful squares and buildings and a historic university, the oldest in Germany with some great graduates and students. Loved the atmosphere the coffee shops the window shopping all in one... More

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