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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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We were there for the Christmas markets. Had a great time. It was enjoyable walking around the old town. A lot of fun shops

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were there for the Christmas markets. Had a great time. It was enjoyable walking around the old town. A lot of fun shops

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quite a steep walk up to the castle but worth every minute of it. There is so much to see at the castle and the views of the Necka/ Philosophers' walk are wonderful...Don't miss the museum! I'm not a great museum fan but I really liked seeing all the old medicines in the old containers and enjoyed the visit. The... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Made a quick stop in the old town to check out the local Christmas market. This market is one the larger ones we have seen in western Germany as it stretches on forever. Great food selections and arts/crafts are available for purchase. I would imagine this area is lovely for a stroll in the summer as there are plenty of... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a couple of nights. The old town was lovely to walk around with the castle above. Lots of nice shops and places to eat.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the city of Heidelberg. Lots of great tourist shops, cafes and restaurants. The castle is a must see in the area. A walk across the Alte Bruckle over the Rhine is very scenic I loved the atmosphere and feel off Hidelberg

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything that Heidelberg is known for you can find in the little inner part of the "Altstadt": History, Goethe, Schumann, students,... It is all there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very live town with loads of tourists and the surrounding was amazing. There are so many things to watch and you will like the walk around the city for sure. There are plenty of shops and dining places available.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heidelberg is an excellent example of a historic Altstadt. Since it is a university city the population on the streets is relatively young, and there are plenty of options of things to do. Restaurants, churches, museums, and breweries are in abundance, all very walkable once you get there. We were just a tad to early to see the Weihnachtsmarkt, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this beautiful place is full of life with so many cafes and restaurants around the corners , and some people play music. it's really amazing place

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Lemnos, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The historical centre of the city. It is well maintained and it offers you the chance to understand its history.

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