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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 walk through the pedestrian Street... shops and restaurants around gives you very positive vibes. A very nice shopping experience with all the brands and at moderate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Amman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice walk through the pedestrian Street... shops and restaurants around gives you very positive vibes. A very nice shopping experience with all the brands and at moderate prices

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The area is a hub of activity with the spot lite on the buildings and environment, just as you would expect a story book view of the city with a fairy tale presence!

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As a traveller who enjoys the "immersive" experience, Altstadt was 5star!! The cobblestone streets, the close proximity shops, the variety of tastes and aromas, the innumerable cafes, restaurants, patios, the cacophony of languages, all added together to produce a hum of energy that was invigorating. A definite Must Do.

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful old town, larger than most. A little difficult to get into by car if you don't know your way around, but worth the effort. Just stroll around and enjoy!

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Arcen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its worth to take your wife when you are for business in Heidelberg. Its a lovely old town and great for shopping

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved walking around the charming old town of Heidelberg. So many lovely and interesting streets. And so clean! Lots of nice shops and restaurants as well. Very lively and the good vibes make you feel good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this charming old town that has mostly Cobblestoned streets, wonderful shops and great restaurants besides historical sites. It's actually larger than we thought it would be. There are 5 castle gates that you can come in through. It was raining today but there were still tons of people walking around. Try their specialty pastry that is a ball... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visted Heidelberg city center a lot of times and its never boring! The lively Hauptstrasse gives you a nice walk to the old church and square. From there you have a nice view and walk to the old castle or old bridge. Lot of restaurants and shops you are passing by. I you visite Heidelberg, dont forget to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Heidelberg is charming and engaging, even though there are lots of multinationals spread throughout the length of Hauptsrasse. But there are lots of lovely old side-streets with bars and cafes, many, in the September sunshine, offering tables outside. The streets parallel to Hauptstrasse are attractive, and the Old Bridge and riverside walking are all worthwhile. The setting in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It gives you an impression of what towns looked like in the long ago. There are also modern shops, restaurants and cafes throughout the town and it can get quite busy when the tourist busses come in. When these did arrive we chose to sit at a local cafe and take it all in! The people in town were a... More 

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