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Altstadt (Old Town)

Address: Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The Christmas markets are pretty, especially good for eating and drinking. Lovely to wander round Old town, so many beautiful churches and architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

historic and very charming. Nice flair in the old streets and places. We went to the castle and made a good experience.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Dieser Stadtteil ist wunderbar und lebenswerte! Ich habe dort gewohnt! This neighborhood is very nice, and livable. I have lived there for year.

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Treviso, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Tipical Bavarian town to visit, good University reference point and nice old buildings to be visited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I like the old and historic buildings. But the day I came the weather was bad.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My hotel was located at the edge of the pedestrian zone, which at first is a bit too much posh outdoor shopping mall, busy with buyers, for my taste, but even in that part there are refreshing breaks, such as part of the old Heidelberg University (sadly closed on Mondays, as are most museums - I'd have chosen another day... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice place where you can enjoy not only great views of the old castle, Nekar river walks and historic sites, but also good food, such as BBQ sausages with German beer, all type of meat and delicious desserts, music, etc. Please try the artisan ice creams. You can choose for an affordable price all the flavors you want...!! Each petal... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A typical German place where a market square rules . Stashed here many times you can't bear the atmosphere . A must for f 1 fans and the place where nico calls home enjoy pretzel beer and pork knuckles . Cobbles beer and night life brilliantv!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The area of Altstadt of Heidelberg is much larger than I expected, and after morning emptiness on October's Sunday morning it was crowded from 11.30-12.00 on a beautiful sunny weather. Many shops and restaurants and cafes opened later on Sunday, and some of them remained closed, but still there were many places you could take a bite or proper lunch,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The old time in Heidelberg is a nice neighborhood with some shopping and restaurants. Heidelberg survived World War II without being bombed by the allies which makes the old town quite special. One curious fact is that Silvia, the queen of Sweden was born in Heidelberg, this that draws many swedish tourist to town.

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