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Altstadt (Old Town)

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Address: , Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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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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So many shops and restaurants. All the sites are here. You could stroll for hours taking pictures, there's tons of interesting finds and small shops hidden in alleyways and around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

So many shops and restaurants. All the sites are here. You could stroll for hours taking pictures, there's tons of interesting finds and small shops hidden in alleyways and around corners.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a two night stop in Heildelberg during motorcycle tour of Germany: wasn't expecting much as the place doesn't seem to get the tourism exposure in UK. Old town is a delight with great shops, lovely restaraunts and a lovely warm feeling about the place. Throw in the castle and you have another great German tourist city: recommended!

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Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely, quaint town. Some guide books don't recommend it because it attracts a lot of tourism and is primarily a college town, but it's worth visiting and spending a few days, walking the Old Town, seeing the market and the little shops - gummy teddy bears, souvenirs and lots of gelato. Yes, some can be overpriced, but simply sitting at... More 

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Washington, Tyne and Wear, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a walking tour with our guide from our Rhine Cruise. She was very good and made sure we had quite a lot of free time, which we used to visit a couple of churches and the ever present Christmas shop.

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Alytus, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Cosy stroll. A lot of people, no one is in a hurry. You can find everything you need. Narrow streets, interesting buildings. You can listen orgel cocert in the church.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a hard time finding a parking place for our car. When we eventually found one, we were outside the old town. In the streets there were hardly anyone. We met a guy waiting for his bus and he gave us directions. the Altstadt is truly beautiful, so characteristic for Europe. We enjoyed admiring the many old buildings and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Full of shops and restaurants of all kinds of food. It is a nice and interesting walk. And do not forget that in the parallel there is more!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The old town is rather new and full of stores typical for any German city. There is 1 (one) mid 17th century house. Parking is horrible and designed to fine people for illegal parking in legal parkings. E.g. the explanation is that parking is designed only for up to 30 minutes stay (not displayed anywhere, I heard it from the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It's a nice place to walk around and there's a lot of people bustling around. It can be nice to people watch but there are better places to sit down, enjoy a drink or a meal. There are some great places to take in the scenery, but you're better off walking through and taking pictures and moving on. There are... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Old Town Heidelberg is gorgeous. Without hesitation, I recommend that visitors walk through Old Town Heidelberg. It is stunning and beautiful. Reminds us of the old way Europe used to look. Clean. Safe. Shops. Restaurant. Pubs. It is about a 20-25 minute casual walk through Old Town. Then turn left to see the amazing Heidelberg Bridge that was built in... More 

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