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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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I didn't even need to go in shops to enjoy the Altstadt. Beautiful views with beautiful old buildings, including the castle. I've been twice during the Christmas market, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I didn't even need to go in shops to enjoy the Altstadt. Beautiful views with beautiful old buildings, including the castle. I've been twice during the Christmas market, and that's my favorite time of year to be there. Also, I got lucky being a lady; in the underground parking garage there are designated spots reserved for women, so my dad... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Altstadt is the old town area of Heidelburg. Filled with historic monuments, this is centre of tourist attarction. Altstadt boast the castle, old university campus, Pharmacy museum, markt platz and many more to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We have visited Heidelberg many times and especially enjoy their Christmas Market. However, if you need a public restroom -- good luck. The Altstadt (Old Town) information boards indicate an abundance of public restrooms - but they are all years out-of-date and the restrooms are long gone. When I asked a shop keeper (I speak German) she could not really... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We unfortunately were here in lousy weather - 30 DF and light rain. So we just made a quick (15 minute) walk through the area. Although we were with a private guide - he didn't point out much...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Altstadt may be an old town but it was a great stop, very interesting. A beautiful place to spend a day walking around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Beautiful city with lovely quirky tourist shops but also traditional German community selling Bavarian outfits for men, women and children. We arrived late on the Saturday as the shops were closing but very busy with lots of people. However next day Sunday the shops were all closed but still enjoyed window shopping. Although very cold we walked through the narrow... More 

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Ashkelon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was fun and interesting walking through the Altstadt and taking in the atmosphere of times gone by. We saw visitors from all corners of the world there which added an international flavor to the visit. We ate lunch at aBrauhouse Vetter's which was a tasty and fun experience .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Altstadt is nice, but too modern and with too many souvenir shops. To see the real thing, you need to take a walk on the side streets, that's where all the interesting things are.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I spent a full day in Heidelberg exploring the old city and visiting the castle. I downloaded an app called GPSmyCity for Heidelberg which provided an interesting walking tour filled with history and stories of the city. Heidelberg is an amazing place with lots of little things to discover - from shops and cafes to architecture and statues. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I had an amazing time in Heidelberg with my cousin who study there.. I stay there for a week during the Christmas season. Nice atmosphere you can walk on feet to the castle and also to the old bridge from the old town.

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