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Altstadt (Old Town)

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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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the old town is just buzzing with lots of bars shops and restaurants. lots of night life around well worth a visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

the old town is just buzzing with lots of bars shops and restaurants. lots of night life around well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Nice old town in which to wander about. Full of tourist shops but also many locals seem to be shopping here as well. The square around the church seems to be the centre of Old Town. Take some side streets and try to get lost. With the University in the area, there are plenty of reasonable places to eat and... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Visiting old town of Heidelberg is a must. Even if you are in Heidelberg for a short time please don't miss it. Enjoy shopping, history, and romance in this beautiful city of Heidelberg.

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Waterford, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A very typical Alstadt in Europe. Small shops, cafes, a visitors center where you can get a map and information. Stop to have an ice cream or coffee and people watch.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We love Germany, and this town was perfect. Great food, great ambiance, and friendly locals...who could ask for more?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Walking through Old Town was like being in a fairy-tale. All the beautiful shops, and so many different and beautiful things to see even if only window shopping. Very quaint and charming.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Heidelberg is a beautiful scenic city with a rich History and Heritage. Sometimes I go there just to do nothing. There is great shopping and all types of entertainment. Spend the day shopping, looking and eating!

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a beautiful old town area. Lots of narrow streets and lovely buildings, neat squares and nice shops. A great place to spend a few hours or days if you like. It was not bombed during the war so it survived virtually unscathed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Although the old town is beautiful and really does look just like it does in all the photos, it was absolutely swamped with tourists (I can't complain too much, I am one myself!) But the place was packed, making it not that enjoyable. Admittedly I don't think you can come to Heidelberg without visiting the old town (the main city... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Besides eating there which is good but overpriced in typical tourist trap style ... You cant escape the rich history and the great architecture ..

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

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