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Altstadt (Old Town)

Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 9861 4090
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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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  • Average4%
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“old town” (482 reviews)
“great shopping” (20 reviews)
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Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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+49 9861 4090
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"old town"
in 482 reviews
"great shopping"
in 20 reviews
"cobblestone streets"
in 32 reviews
"shops and restaurants"
in 40 reviews
"main street"
in 24 reviews
"old world charm"
in 15 reviews
"the river"
in 80 reviews
"gelato"
in 15 reviews
"people watch"
in 23 reviews
"beautiful city"
in 35 reviews
"christmas market"
in 26 reviews
"walk around"
in 20 reviews
"visit heidelberg"
in 14 reviews
"market square"
in 20 reviews
"nice walk"
in 15 reviews
"altstadt"
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"germany"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I recommend visiting Altstadt after visiting the Schloss (Castle) in Heidelberg. It is extremely busy on the weekend bustling with people in shops and restaurants. A lot of unique shops and restaurants and worth the visit.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the Christmas market and touring throug the City center. Distances were perfect for the whole family including kids and grandparents!

Thank Nancy H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Frankfurt am main has beautiful Altstadt ( Old Town ) , it is possible to enjoying from the bars and Restaurants are located around the main Square and also visit some museums which are located in that area

Thank Mohammad M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There is something around every corner. Fabulous old buildings, amazing shops filled with everything you could imagine and restaurants serving food from many cultures.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Heidelberg had the great good fortune to be spared from bombing in WWII, meaning that it offers one of the very few cityscapes that can authentically evoke Old Germany. The downside is that the Main Street down the center of the Old Town has now...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful walk up the old pedestrian Avenue in the middle of Old Town. Lots of Street vendors Street entertainers and shopping. Great views of the Castle & the river plus lots of good food restaurants, gelato, whatever you want. Good way to get a...More

1  Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cant avoid visiting the old town, just a few blocks away from the castle. It main square, its soroundings, worth avery minute you spent there to enjoy the movement, the people, the restourant,s the church, everything

1  Thank Carlos S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the fact that most areas of the old town are pedestrian friendly. There are many cute shops and a vast number of places to eat. Great place to wander and do some shopping.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heidelberg historic Old Town is really a Picture Perfect Place. Take your camera’s with you when walking or shopping around. Take guided tours by bus, bike, boat or walking. Visit the St Peters Church, the Castle, walk along the Karl Theodor bridge, take the funicular...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small streets, beautiful architecture- interesting sand stone color of a lot of the buildings. Small areas of open areas - not large like in bRussells. Charming touristy but not too bad...

1  Thank Mary W
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Sonali2014
April 22, 2018|
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Response from Horea P | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I was there on Easter day and it was closed, but people could walk on the terrace. The Germans respect the weekends and holidays... Unfortunately, the shops, for instance, do not show anywhere their opening... More
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Heather D
January 13, 2017|
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Response from Eric H | Reviewed this property |
I'm not 100% sure but you are likely to find attractions such as Heidelberg Castle open (at least limited hours) on Easter Monday. We were there on Dec 26th and while it is a public holiday in Germany (St. Stephens Day) and... More
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skc111nyu
October 14, 2016|
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Response from Cael P | Reviewed this property |
During the week the shops are open until about 9pm. Saturdays they allow for weekend tourists many places stay open until well past 9pm. Of course restaurants, bars etc are open later. Area appeared to be very safe, had... More
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