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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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Beautiful City!

Great food & shopping. Nice for a walk too! A lot of small shop. In the evening there a plenty of bars to choose from.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Great food & shopping. Nice for a walk too! A lot of small shop. In the evening there a plenty of bars to choose from.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Give yourself plenty of time to roam around Old Town, shop, sightsee, eat and drink. Don't rush your visit. Lots to see and do in this historic place. Don't miss the old bridge, Heidelberg University, the cathedral and the castle! A place to relax and be on vacation without the big city hubbub.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately we only had the late afternoon, the city looked nice and calm. Very nice typical architecture. Also a lot of young people

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

You can feel safe walking around here at any time of the day and whilst there are plenty of restaurants, bars, shops and stalls it is the many back streets that you should wander down and explore. This part of Germany was spared the heavy bombing of other areas so the many buildings are original. English is widely spoken so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

After visiting several German cities on my husband's business trip, this town with a true midieval feel was beautiful. We arrived late in the afternoon on a Friday. The days are short in November so it quickly turned dark. We felt perfectly safe walking around the city at night. There were lots of college students out enjoying the brisk evening.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have had the opportunity to explore this area fairly extensively during several visits and I would recommend looking beyond the souvenir shops and stalls (which are plentiful). There are numerous small, good restaurants down many of the small streets that serve varying degrees of area-specific cuisine. And taking the time to note and admire the varied architecture can be... More 

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Zemmer, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You may see any raced, any nationality, locals are friendly to anybody. The infrastructure is good. The Buildings are kept in good shape and weren’t destroyed to much during WW2.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are plenty of shops in the Alstradt, but the appeal is the architecture. It is not a post-WWII restored area, as the town was never bombed. So you see buildings for the 1700s and on. The mixture of styles and eras is fun and beautiful. You could take a "postcard" picture from just about any corner. The square next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hauptstrasse or Hauptstraße(in German) is located in the Altstadt, area and very famous for shopping. It's mostly frequented by locals and tourists and has all major shop, restaurants and Pubs.

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Baden-Baden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Spot for pictures, Bars and Cafés, Nice view to the Castle And 2 min Walk to the Bridge. Take a thick coat, hat and gloves, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy it.

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