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Address: Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Description: The Old Town of Heidelberg starts from Sofienstrasse and brings you to the...
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.
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Nice place to spend an afternoon

Nice area. A lot of restaurant, terraces and gelato. Lively. Near the castle. A good place to spend a day or an afternoon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Nice area. A lot of restaurant, terraces and gelato. Lively. Near the castle. A good place to spend a day or an afternoon.

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Herning, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a must see. Many old buildings with shops, restaurants, bar. Easy to see this is a city with university, as you find many nice places in the small streets. Check for the castle illumination 3 times every summer.

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Spotswood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited Heidelberg and loved everything about it! The Old Town was our favorite! It's so cool walking around a town that is centuries old. You really feel as if you have gone back in time. It is so beautiful and interesting! Can't wait to go back with my teens!

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Paris, France
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous buidings, nice botiques. Lots of beer. Wander down to the water; take a boat ride; go out on the old bridge. Good food. Try homemade noodles, spaetzli!

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Pennington, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We sort of stumbled into our visit to Heidelberg because of plane and train connections and meeting up with friends, but we are so glad we did! It really is charming, small enough to be seen in a couple of days. We stayed in the old city which we would definitely recommend, as the rest of town is more generic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Charming old part of the city with nice architecture. In this part of thw town you can find old taverns, which offer local specialities, and excellent german bier. View from the castle is breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I have visited many German old town but I found Heidelburg very unique where it has an university in it bringing in a lot of young people and energy. The town is quite good size which one can spend a day in. It is not difficult to find good food as well as good coffee and ice cream. Highly recommended... More 

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

take a city tour (1,5 hours) and make sure to buy the city free transport tickets in advance. Als don't forget to visit the Catholic Baroc church, beautiful simple version of renewed Baroc style

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I've been there at least 5-6 times. Couple of times in Feb., couple of times in May... no matter rain or shine, always enjoy this place. Narrow streets, nice shops, restaurants, cafe...

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Traveled back in time to charming German architecture. Nice restaurants and shops. Especially pleasant at the end of the day when the day trippers leave.

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