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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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Marupe, Latvia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If you are in this side of the world, take a long way throw the old town with its nice architecture, small and cozy shops, elegant cafes :)

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Bangor, Maine
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40 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed walking around the Altstadt area--very interesting old architecture; oldest university in Germany; many restaurants; lots of shopping. Downside is that there are throngs of tourists and visitors (like us). Bicyclists weaving in and out were a menace to pedestrians.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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187 reviews 187 reviews
69 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Was eagerly looking forward to visiting Heidelberg and its Aststadt and was rather let down by all its commerciality. As part of a road trip in the west of Germany I saw many more unspoiled towns that I'd rather have spent more time in than here. I also found it a tad on the expensive side - but I guess... More

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Moscow, Russia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A beautiful area for walks and shopping, lots of centuries-old buildings, small cafes, souvenir shops. Go there just to enjoy the atmosphere of traditional old Germany.

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Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It would be easy to spend a day walking around the Altstadt (Old Town) area of Heidelberg, there is so much to see and do. Like many of the German small towns we saw there were so many buildings with beautiful architectural to look at everywhere you went. There is the castle at one end that is accessed via a... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We loved walking around this old town and the 3 days we were in heidelberg we continued to find new areas previsouly unexploered the old town was bigger than I thought it would be and offered more than I expected. a Really nice town not too big not too small.

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Doha, Qatar
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

one of the most beautiful places I have visited in my life. amazing nature and great historical architecture. I couldn't get enough of the view from the old bridge. very romantic place. many shops and restaurants around. great holiday experience.

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New Jersey, United States
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There was so much to see and do there. Lots of restaurants, too, and people were playing music in the streets. Very pretty.

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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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333 reviews 333 reviews
98 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was an enjoyable experience. So nice to walk though a town and visit small shops, with owners that are friendly and knowledge. Always nice to look through unique items at a relaxed pace.

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Higher Bebington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Keep away from the many tours/tourists and you'll discover a magical town. Sights to see are off the main Haufstasse

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