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Altstadt (Old Town)

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Address: Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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09861-4090
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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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Beautiful town

Definitely wander around the town for beautiful marketplaces and lovely cafes and restaurants!!! Everything is centrally located for you to wander into the sights but also just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely wander around the town for beautiful marketplaces and lovely cafes and restaurants!!! Everything is centrally located for you to wander into the sights but also just enjoy the beautiful architecture, alleys and shopping ! Could have stayed forever!

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Zgharta, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice walks. Nice buildings and bridges. Wide choice of restaurants. An excellent market can be found there.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful picturesque place to visit. All fairytale cobbled streets and shops and houses with shot glass leaded windows. Little lanes and castles watching over you. Throughly recommend a visit in this friendly inviting part of Heidelberg.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely city for slow strolling...plenty of places to stop and catch the scene, a really lovely place to linger. Surprisingly, shopping was quite nice here. Small boutiques with quality merchandise and restaurants with lovely outdoor seating surrounding the Marketplatz. A large Christmas shop for those who are interested in German Christmas items and cuckoo clocks. University and library...beautiful churches. Something... More 

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Hedrick, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see, lots to buy, and lots to eat or drink! Love old German architecture, so if this is appealing to you, it'll be a visual feast as well. Definitely find your way to Käthe Wohlfahrt for a heavy dose of the Christmas Holiday any time of year, literally tonnes of decorations to purchase. So many shops, some specialty,... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Heidelberg has a beautiful Old Town. Filled with lovely, pretty buildings and cobbled pathways. It feels very much like a German version of York, England. There's a cosy historic vibe, in amongst the tourist shops. Unlike most major city centres I've experienced in Germany, Heidelberg combines character and charm, including unique offerings amongst the major chains.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Narrow streets, many restaurants but not too crowded. Some sights,such as the church and the castle have restricted opening hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The city is beautiful, pedestrian zone is close to center of the city where best places to see are located. You can walk, take pics and stop in one of beautiful places in the center of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Altstadt is a beautiful place between a gorgeous river and the base of a mountain with a ruined castle on top. It's got beautiful views and very old architecture.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The attractive and compact Old Town area is even more enchanting during the Christmas Markets. Worth the trouble to visit during that time. Beautiful at night as well!

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