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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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Interested in architecture, old buildings, wandering through old streets in a lively environment? Heidelberg is for you. Plenty of restaurants at very reasonable prices, natives... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Interested in architecture, old buildings, wandering through old streets in a lively environment? Heidelberg is for you. Plenty of restaurants at very reasonable prices, natives are very friendly and courteous.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Compared to 20 years ago, the old town has been taken over by too many fast-food eateries and chain stores. Some bits of it have lost its charm. However it is still worth a stroll down to admire its wonderful old buildings. The market square has lovely ambience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The old town has picturesque churches, piazzas, eateries and of course shopping. You will want visit an eatery for lunch and a bakery for a treat. The catholic church is old on the outside and beautiful and modern on the inside. Just stroll the shopping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Old Heidelburg is steeped in history that is evident the moment one drives into the city. The architecture is breathtaking and ambience stunning, The main drag is a mile-long pedestrian walkway lined with restaurants, pubs and interesting shops with several beautiful cathedrals, Overlooking the village high on a hill is the famed Heidelburg Castle reached by an incline.

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Southlake, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

There are so many beautiful "altstadts" in Europe that one tends to get spoiled! There are some beautiful houses and alleys, but there were a lot of tourists, and some streets we're pedestrian only and some for vehicular traffic, so you had to be a bit careful. Also, I wasn't fond of the chain shopping in the first part of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Went for n Saturday afternoon, lots of people. Parking was nuts, parked about 15 minutes away. Lots of stores and restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Hospitable and conscise centre. Relaxed atmosphere with a lot of lively young public. Interesting historic town which needs a morning or an afternoon to appreciate. Preparere a tour with a good map.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

What can I say except I lost my heart in Heidelberg, Even now it is already 43 years ago when we first visit Heidelberg everytime we are returning we feel amazed You are so relaxed there you can stroll even there is a lot of people or some special events when it is cloudy you still feel relaxed You can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We had fun wandering around the shops/booths and sitting at cafes and enjoying the view here. I liked how the old courthouse and church were so close together and full of history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I was disappointed by the town. It was dirty and very crowded and touristy. Lots of chain restaurants like Starbucks, Pizza Hut.

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Address: Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Heidelberg

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