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Altstadt (Old Town)

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Address: Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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The Old Town of Heidelberg starts from Sofienstrasse and brings you to the...

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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Very nice traditional Old German city

Really nice to walk around and visit old buildings at walkzone full of cafes, shopping stores and restaurants

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Alberto T
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really nice to walk around and visit old buildings at walkzone full of cafes, shopping stores and restaurants

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Spring, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our first day of our vacation was spent strolling along the river and after dinner walking through Altstadt. Nice history can be found in any guide book or google search. If you enjoy window shopping or people watching, this town has shops and outdoor seating at almost every restaurant.

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a fairly typical Altstadt that you will find in towns along the Rhine. Lots of chocolate, T-shirts, Nicks nacks, etc. There are a lot of booths around the Protestant Church with German stuff to buy. We were a bit rushed by our River Cruise tour time limits so we did not get to check out the Protestant Church... More 

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Thank sdicksteina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

great long street to walk down (Hauptstrasse) Many shops and restaurants. Pretty touristic but still you will find some people who also live there. Walk up to market, have a look at the castle and choose one of the side streets for a nice drink or meal

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Heidelberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Heidelberg down town is an amazing place. The beautiful scenery the international guests and at every season there is something to do in the city. We love the place for the history, the nice bars and restaurants and the views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is amazing to hear the story of Heidelberg City before WW 2, during WW2 and after. The city is kept the ambience and the look

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of points of interest and old buildings and cobbled streets . The main shopping street is very busy, lots of cyclists in the main town . The area has lots of shops for browsing . There are also several restaurants to either sit outside in the summer and people watch and have a drink or have something to eat... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All Altstadts are usually the centre of town; no exception here. This one is bustling, crowded, tons of shops; everything from hyper expensive tourist traps, brand name clothing and fashion designers, kitschy boutiques with funky one off a kind ideas, and local and cheap everyday stores. Along the lines of the latter, look for the liquor store that sells a... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though it was Sunday it was still very crowded. Lots of tour groups. Fun to walk around although almost all the shops are souvenir shops. Nice to walk to the bridge and see the castle and city. We took the train down from Frankfurt and stayed a few hours, that's all you need

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is lots to do in this area- Ebert's Haus is something I'd recommend to do here if you are interested. Also lots of good restaurants and shops etc.

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