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Altstadt (Old Town)

Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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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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Windsor, Ontario
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Alstadt, Heidelberg is across the bridge from the Philosopher's Walk. It's full of very nice cafes and little restaurants, lots of places to rest your weary feet while enjoying a warm pretzel and a beer or two. There is a beautiful linen shop that sells table cloths, lavender scented sachets and crochet work. The streets twist and turn and it's... More

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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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170 reviews 170 reviews
74 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Lots of shops along the main drag. Some chains, some touristic, some genuine, lots of restaurants & cafes. The Protestant church in the main square, and the Catholic one a couple of streets behind are both worth a look, and very contrasting in their interiors, the one being quite dark & gloomy, the other bright & filled with light. Delightful... More

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Mainz
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Heidelberg old town is a picturesque part of the city depicting a lot of Heidelberg history. Unfortunately the lady working at the tourist information was unprofessional, unacceptable and rude! I was quite under pressure, there was a railway strike on that particular day and the Alte Brücke(Old Bridge) was going to be closed down for the fireworks during the last... More

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Lots of great little shops to explore. Definitely worth walking up to the castle, and then over the bridge and up the little walkway to see the town from afar.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Gives you the feel of Germany. The buildings are very beautiful, and walking through the town is very easy.

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We loved our three days in the old town, so many places of beauty and interest. The museum documenting the persecution and murder of the Sinti and Roma people by the Nazis was a highlight. The walking tour we took from the town hall was excellent.

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Hockenheim, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I always like the Haupt Strasse. There is lots to do and see with many nice restaurants and shops. There are also nice sights like the Heilggeist Kirche and the Heidelberg castle.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Although we only spent a couple of hours here, it was enough to grasp the beauty of this city, where medieval/old and modern come together in a beautiful harmonious mix. Loved the castle that overlooks the city, Heidelberg's narrow streets filled with vibrant coffee shops, breweries, restaurants, and small shops, the history that you breathes from every pore of this... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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182 reviews 182 reviews
39 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you happen to be in Frankfurt or the Black Forest area, Heidelberg is a great destination and place to explore and see. You can take a boat trip along Neckar river or have a meal in down town and of course not to miss their delicious beer. Heidelberg is a beautiful small town and I highly recommend it

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Situated in a steep, wooded river valley and overlooked by an impressive castle, Heidelberg must be one of the prettiest towns in Germany. The old town is a fascinating collection of narrow cobbled streets and pretty squares and there is an impressive choice of shops, restaurants and brauhauses, as well as other interesting old buildings. Well worth a visit.

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