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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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Bend, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Munich, Germany
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71 reviews 71 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Although I traveled in July, I was lucky to have day with not so much crowds in town...(it was a Wednesday, and although I am not sure Wednesday is the "go" day, it seems that avoiding the weekends helps a lot) and then it is just a strikingly beautiful medieval gem of a town...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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86 reviews 86 reviews
74 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed walking through this old town and spending time in the square , beautiful Building , pleasant for walk around Gothic streets and it takes you to Medieval era Its very clean and well maintained and has a lot of restaurants and a lively atmosphere.

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Buffalo, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful town center which will remind you of ancient Germany & how life must have been. Amazing architecture which has endured centuries. Cute restaurants, bakeries & cafes. Lots of areas for shopping, photos & relaxing. The castle Heidelberg dominates the center of the town & is set up high on a cliff with gorgeous views of the... More

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Old town of Heidelberg has retained virtually all of its medieval architecture. It was spared bombing in the Second World War due partly to General Patton who commanded the American forces in this part of the assault on Nazi Germany.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Nice shops Great Ice Cream !! Lovely to wander around in the evening and have a meal or just people watching.

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lovethebeach79
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I loved Old town! Lots of people and shops to browse! Must have a Derner (not sure that spelling is right but it's kind of like a gyro but better)! Loved seeing the street performers and beautiful old buildings. The old bridge is great and also had performers. It is quite busy on weekends and we chose to walk from... More

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Portsmouth, Hampshire
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

there is everything thing you need, if your touring the area as we were its well worth stopping for a night and soaking up the friendly atmosphere. loads of restaurants and bars to choose from plenty of shops to brows or buy.

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Cyprus
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A pedestrian road full of shops, cafes, bars and at the end the municipality building with a nice square. Try not to have food or shopping to this area as is the most popular and prices might be overstimated? But certainly a nice place to explore during your visit!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Quaint old buildings and cobbled walking streets. The squares have many restaurants, but there are more affordable ones in the walking streets around it. Nice to just walk around and see the architecture.

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