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Altstadt (Old Town)

Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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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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Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For me it's one of the most beautiful old towns in Germany. the little houses in the shopping area are amazing and romantic at the same time. even there are all big shopping brands, they do not destroy the flair with big modern buildings. they...More

Thank Werni1904
Reviewed 2 days ago

We wandered down every street! The architecture is a mix of old and new, both gorgeous. The history has been kept while accommodating everyone. Loved the shopping! And the Churches! And the food. OK - pretty much all of it.

Thank KatydidT
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of shopping and places to eat within walking distance. There are chairs and tables set in the middle of the square of people watching too.

Thank MsLinda1964
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Heidelberg in August. The Old Town is beautiful, along with the Castle. The views from the Castle and higher up are breathtaking. The funicular railway was an experience worth doing and once you got to the top, the view was amazing. The Aldstadt was...More

Thank RedCorner
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a nice old town, you might call it typical for many smaller German cities. Being a college town, it definitely has a bit of that sort of vibe for a very old place. As someone visiting, I found that it is more commercialized...More

Thank doron z
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came to Heidelberg for a day trip and regret it so badly as we think we should have come here for atleast three days and it is all due to the old town. The whole area looks like a carnival place. We had a...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Expected far better — basically one long street with a few side streets- pretty uninteresting and not worth the detour

Thank Ianinwinchester
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took the one and a.half hour walking tour through the old town of Heidelberg through cobbled streets passing through the Church and crossing the important.landmarks till the gate of the monkey bridge. The tour started and ended from the town hall in the market...More

Thank puchka
Reviewed 1 week ago

We swear by Rick Steve's travel guides and DVDs and routinely agree with his perspectives. In the case of Heidelberg, we must respectfully disagree with Rick, who does not include Heidelberg in his recommended places in his Guide to Germany, referring to Heidelberg's rampant crass...More

1  Thank James D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Heidelberg is a great city. The Altstadt has plenty of shopping and restaurants to keep you buys for the day.

Thank Eric F
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Heather D
13 January 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
14 October 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
2 May 2016|
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Response from helloq8 | Reviewed this property |
deed the train is ideal, if you do not have a car. It is a smooth ride. trains go on the average every hour, but you will have to check the DB schedule. They have fast as well as slower trains, depending on the number of... More