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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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This was an incredible visit to one of the most romantic cities in Germany. We loved our time here and highly recommend a visit here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was an incredible visit to one of the most romantic cities in Germany. We loved our time here and highly recommend a visit here!

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It was amazing to visit Heidelberg and walking in that historic street. I felt I back with time 200 or 300 years. I visited it 3 times and would like to visit it more and more and would be happy If I can live there

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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Without a doubt one of the best pedestrian only streets in Europe. It is the second longest in Europe. There is everything you will need to see in terms of restaurants, bars, shops, churches, etc..At the Eastern end is the really old town of Heidelberg which is where you can get to the castle. A great street to visit.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you are ever in the area, stop by Heidelberg's AltStadt, you will find many attractions, when we went there was a market near the rathaus.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Such a beautiful setting, great restaurants, history, and great shops. There is a great variety of both shops and restaurants. The people were incredibly friendly.

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Kearny, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Lots of nice restaurants, pretzel bakers, shops, stores and even a couple of churches, a bridge worth seeing and of course the castle! It is pedestrian friendly! There is parking nearby and the strassenbahn stops at the entrance!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Enjoyed the buildings however the main street in the old town was very commercialised with predominantly chain stores (starbucks, pizza hut etc). Felt as though I could have been in any other main street in the world. Walk through the alleys to some of the back streets which offer a bit more peace and quiet and a more authentic feel.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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

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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