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Altstadt (Old Town)

Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 48 attractions in Heidelberg
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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Heidelberg, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Pi love the altstadt! No matter how many times I visited it, I always felt at peace with myself! I fell well & truly in love with this city when 1) I lived in the city & 2) when I went back to visit! It's beautiful here!

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Durham, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The old town is picturesque and has great pedestrian cobble stone walkway. The town is full of great restaurants and shops.

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Mumbai
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The oldest part of the city, the Altstadt sits just below the Schloss. It extends along the river for a mile. In between, is a wonderful combination of old and new buildings, narrow streets, market squares, arts, history, science, shopping, eating and relaxing. The most interesting points that I liked were The Brass Monkey statue at the entrance to the... More

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sylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Good to walk around. Get Heidelberg card that includes admissions and also transportation. Overall can see it all in one day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

It's a beautiful old town area with some good shops selling local produce ... We found the shipowners to be friendly and warm. However most seem to shut at 6 pm

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Really enjoyed this old town as it wasn't as packed with tourists as some of the other cities we have visited. We took the tram up to the top which was worth doing for the view.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

we had a fabulous tour guide - ms Jutta Ringk - she organizes Tours with dogs - she showed us this wonderful old part of town ... and you are permitted entrance all over town with a dog. sounds boring for lots of people BUT not for those who travel with a dog and who know how dull it can... More

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

I didn't expect much from the town of Heidelberg but it was gorgeous! The views were lovely and the streets were cute. All of the shops and restaurant buildings were unique and nice to look at. The atmosphere was great and I enjoyed my experience there!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have visited so many old towns but Heidelberg remains one of our favourites. It is pleasant to stroll the main street as well as getting into many of the sides lanes. Over Easter the streets were packed and it took a little longer than the normal 30 minutes or so to get from one end to the other. This... More

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Madeira Beach, Florida
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Heidelberg is a fun city! There are many opportunities to buy souvenirs, eat good food and get something to drink. It is also a popular place for night life. It's an easy city to navigate by foot once you find a place to park your car.

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