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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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Miami, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Ok town, a lot of speed radars going into the town, watch out ! Spend there few hours and then move on.

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Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Lots o's shopping and food on the main drag which should be experience, but make sure and explore the side streets that shoot off and run parallel to the main drag. Most interesting restaurants are found on these streets.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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341 reviews 341 reviews
45 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The charm and character of this town are so overwhelmingly positive that it overshadows any overtones or hints of excess tourism. Sure, it's a tourist town, but it still is worthy of being on a traveler's itinerary. Walking around the altstadt, one can find hidden or quiet places to enjoy. As you walk around try to think of the town's... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The street in front of our hotel is shut down to vehicles from 11 AM until 6 PM so you can walk in comfort.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Nice narrow streets to explore, not many cars and beautiful old buildings and good views of the castle. Five stars without all the crowds of other tourists!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great old city with very interesting history on why it survived the second world war. Be careful if you hire a city guide... ours was to drunk to walk around so we ended up listening to the whole story on one place...

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Asheville, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Being old, beautiful and quaint are only a part of this lovely place, being a University town you find a diverse population that are all very friendly. Grab a lunch to go and sit outside in good weather for some of the best "people-watching" around. The historic buildings are almost as beautiful as the surrounding mountains.

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Wanship, UT
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It is tourism season but it was packed, dirty and loud. I liked the variety of options but was disappointed to see all the chain clothing stores etc. Seems like the Hauptstrasse should have more history than modern.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Visited Heidelberg on route to Frankfurt and so glad we did. The old town is a lovely place to spend a few hours. We didn't visit the castle but I believe it's wonderful.

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Bend, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great food and cool buildings,lots of tourist and a few beggars that interrupt you while you are trying to eat.

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