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“Charming old town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Altstadt (Old Town)

Altstadt (Old Town)
Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 53 Attractions in Heidelberg
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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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“Charming old town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you are a tourist with only a few days - you must stay in the old town. It is absolutely magical - the German food is great and good value for money. Restaurants, cafes and shops very very good. A good place to stay, shop and eat in Heidelberg.

Visited January 2013
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“interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

walk over the bridge to see the castle from the other side. most shops closed sundays, but town is very picturesque. walking is short distances

Visited January 2013
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“Compact and charming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Great layout with nice shops offering such a nice diversity of stuff and with many great restaurants. We found this little chinese 'restaurant' within this mall that had that big pharmacy (forgot the name) doing stirfry and they happily aceded to our request to have a simple fried rice. It was just what we wanted after a long vacation trying out all those tasty European food.

Don't forget to try out Da Mario, a very good and inexpensive Italian restaurant.

We also loved that deli that sold cooked fish and seafood along the mainstreet of Markplatz

Visited January 2013
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“Cool area, don't miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The "old town" just below the castle is a must see on your trip to Heidelberg. There are plenty of great souvenior shops and restaurants to explore in this pedestrian only sector of the city. Take a long walk and explore!

Visited November 2012
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“Altstadt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Beautiful old buildings. Small Streets. Great smells from all the food places around. It rained in the evening, but there are enough stores to go for cover in, the cobblestones looked really pretty in the rain.

Visited November 2012
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