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Altstadt (Old Town)

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Address: Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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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 picturesque town.

This is such a beautiful town, if nothing else than to walk around. Our tour ended in the square in Altstadt in front of the Rathaus (City Hall) where our guide pointed out a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is such a beautiful town, if nothing else than to walk around. Our tour ended in the square in Altstadt in front of the Rathaus (City Hall) where our guide pointed out a "wanderer", that are seldom seen anymore. If I remember correctly (forgive me if I don't), once an artisan of a trade finishes their apprenticeship, they take... More 

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Wudinna, Australia
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful place for a leisurely walk, from the Nekar river and up through the old town . Amazing cobblestone streets and old regal buildings.

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Barra Bonita, SP
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The architecture of the whole city is impressing, you don't really have to be in the altstadt to appreciate it. Actually, I didn't really realize the threshold between the altstadt and the newer part of the city.

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great mountain/castle view!!! Would always come again!!! Had a walk around the city, along the river and through the shopping passages..

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Margate, United Kingdom
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365 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although visited on a rainy day it was full of character and there were still parts of the Christmas market in place

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited during the Christmas season and highly enjoyed both the shops and the Christmas markets!! Lovely town!

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Prince George, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old town Heidelberg is a nice place to stroll and enjoy the old buildings and culture of a Germany town. There are many churches to visit, a great university and more stores and restaurants than you can count. Especially enjoy sitting at a sidewalk cafe enjoying a beer and watching the activity. Christmas markets here are nice.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main shopping street is primarily auto free. There are many outdoor cafes and restaurants. Make sure to visit the old bridge over the River Neckar.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The old town of Heidelberg is well preserved. As a tourist, you enjoy every house, every façade and every statue. Take the time and walk a little bit around. It is like going back in time even though a lot of students are walking beside you. We enjoyed some coffee in the Cathedral Square.

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Macau, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A crowded plaza during Xmas time. There were over 100 hundred (maybe) restaurants and various shops for shopcoholics. Also a lot of street musicans there. A great place for sightseeing.

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