Altstadt (Old Town)

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Altstadt (Old Town)
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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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lvoellmy
Neckargemund, Germany25 contributions
Do not try to sit on a sidewalk
Jul 2021
The city does not allow old people to sit in front of their entrance and to leave these spaces for cars to park!
Written July 14, 2021
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duck8to
Montville, NJ6,654 contributions
Romantic City
Oct 2020
Heidelberg is situated on the river Neckar in the Rhine Rift Valley in southwest Germany. Heidelberg has a romantic old town complete with a castle. The castle, Heidelberg Castle *1398), rest on a lofty precipice overlooking the altstadt and Neckar River Valley. It is home to Germany's oldest University, Heidelberg University (1386). Today, 1 0ut every 5 residents in Heidelberg is a student.

The main street in Heidelberg is called the Hauptstrasse which is about a mile long and runs through the altstadt. Major attracts abound in this pedestrian through fair. The church of the Holy spirit is in the Gothic style market square architecture and is worth a look inside. Opposite the church is the Hotel zum Ritter St. George where I stayed. The hotel also has a restaurant which I was pleased with. If you enjoy pastries. Gundel is along the way. The shop has a large selection of baked goods, outside seating and a view of Heidelberg castle.. Gloria is the town movie theater and shows contemporary films. Other attractions include a well stocked and unique Christmas shop, the University of Heidelberg Museum and the Rathaus (city hall) which is quite elegant inside. The Catholic Church of the Jesuits (1712) is home to an extensive collection of Ecclesiastical Arts.

If you are coming by train, it is a 30 minute walk to the old town. If you choose travel by rail to Heidelberg you have an opportunity to cross over the old bridge ( Karl Theodor Bridge, (1786) and a the 1775) Karl's Gate. Germany has the largest train system in Europe. Travel by rail is convenient, relatively inexpensive and reliable.
Written May 12, 2021
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Betty NYC
New York City, NY4 contributions
in love with altstadt
Jan 2021
whats not to love about this sweet old charm town?? everything here is so beautiful and sweet! i could live here for real! :-)
Written January 19, 2021
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RobnRita
Paisley, UK413 contributions
A must visit!
Sep 2020
THe Old Town is about a 30-minute walk from the train station, but well worth it. It has of course the castle, and if you cross the river you can enter through the old town gates. Restaurants and shops abound.
Written September 14, 2020
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Alfred V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,764 contributions
Charming
Aug 2020
A larger part of the Old Town is utterly charming, with lots of cute houses and nice little streets, where not all the tourists flock to.
Written September 13, 2020
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Austin S
Seminole, FL38 contributions
Beautiful Altstadt
Sep 2019
Great place to stay if you’re visiting,as all of the major attractions are in walking distance. There are lots of restaurants & shops to visit. The cathedral is beautiful. It’s fun to have a drink in the square.
Written August 4, 2020
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Michael T
Copenhagen, Denmark93 contributions
Very beautiful
Aug 2020 • Couples
Heidelberg is a beautiful place. A lot of tourists too, but a really nice place. We strolled along the river to the next bridge and enjoyed the scenery. We stayed in Neuenheim and enjoyed that too.
Written August 2, 2020
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Damir H
Oberkirch, Germany226 contributions
Main street...
Aug 2019 • Family
Old town of Hidelberg is similar to the old towns across the Europe,but with one exception.The main street(Hauptstraße) goes through the entire old town.Almost everything is on the Hauptstraße or very near it.I have to mention that Hauptstraße is the longest car free zone in Europe(1.6 km).You will find many restaurants,cafes,shops,nice churches,squares and Neckar river flows only 100 meters far from the Hauptstraße.Don't miss the old bridge(Alte brücke).Among many interessting thing there,I want to mention Heidelberg University,because it's the oldest in Germany and gave many nobel prize winners.Some of tourists will tell in negative way that Heidelberg Old Town is too touristy,which is pretty stupid.I enjoyed to see so many young people,it was so vibrant and lively.Almost every fifth resident of Heidelberg is a student,and I found it refreshing.So,nice street in the nice Old Town of the nice city.I'll be back for sure.
Written May 21, 2020
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Steveage
Rexburg, ID3,269 contributions
Picturesque Town
Jun 2019
Heidelberg and particularly this downtown area were not what I expected. It was beautiful, but utterly hammered with thousands of tourists on June 30. We walked up and back from the Schloss Castle to this old town area. I really wanted to see Heiliggeistkirche in this market/plaza area. However, something special was going on inside, so it was closed. Heiliggeistkirche is literally surrounded with tourist shopping booths. Nothing sold here is made in Germany, but tourists go for these little junky trinkets - well, my wife does too! Anyway, be aware, this is a very popular destination, which usually this means the shop owners are accustomed to all the tourists. It just didn't have the friendly feel, on the contrary, shop owners seemed to be a bit perturbed.
Written March 9, 2020
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iamface
East Sussex, UK1,337 contributions
old town in heidelberg is quite pretty
Feb 2020
old town in heidelberg is quite pretty, no luck on we reached here at sunday so that many shop closed but we do strolling and it is quite relax. no rush no crowded and architecture in same mood that is old and raw.
Written February 27, 2020
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