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Altstadt (Old Town)

Address: Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Owner description: The Old Town of Heidelberg starts from Sofienstrasse and brings you...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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.
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manchester
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Not the prettiest German Alstadt as they have put a shopping street through the middle. But still so much of interest to see well worth the visit.

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Furtwangen, Germany
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A really nice place to walk and enjoy the day, the old buildings and the beutiful scenery, its just an amazing place, restaurants 200 or 300 years old, and the oldest university in Germany

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Plenty of restaurants and gift shops and being winter there was , of course, a skating rink. Very pleasant just to stroll around and enjoy tghe scenery and atmosphere.

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Belgium
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A very long and carfree shoppingroad, lots of shops. Very nice, authentic buildings. Many restaurants.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Everything is so pretty and clean. Christmas markets are very nice, you can find many things, in one of them there is a skate ring. There are many University buildings and you can see its prsesnce around the Altstadt

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have to say this is one of the charming old town in Germany. It has nice gift shops, candy stores, taverns and restaurants. You can also see the Heidelberg Castle as the back drop up at the hill.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you love Salzburg you are going to love this old town. Stunning shops, churches,fountains, restaurants and of course, the cable car to the palace.

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sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

There is a must see place. From the lovely architecture to the myriad of great places to eat, it's a delight to meander around here. If shopping is not your thing, no problem. Drink coffee, people watch and soak up the atmosphere.

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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Visited for a few hours off of a Viking River cruise. Enjoyed the history, architecture and the market was lovely. Only regret was not enough time to do the old town justice. Hope to get back and do more some day.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Take advantage of the fabulous restaurants and admire the incredible architecture. We spent hours just looking. We went there every day during our stay and never got sick of it

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