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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...more
Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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All reviews old town great shopping cobblestone streets shops and restaurants main street old world charm the river gelato people watch beautiful city christmas market walk around market square nice walk altstadt germany tourists
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit and wander whether you days or simply a few hours. Always a hive of activity which makes it seem busy. A great selection of gasthaus and restaurants. There is always something new to see or do. If you are not familiar...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CiyYoung
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where ever I looked, I was reminded of a different city. If I looked down that alley, I was reminded of Prague. Over there looked like Passau. This way Munich, there Vienna, behind Salzburg.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide had great knowledge, the different houses and areas have an interesting history. Especially the old dutch inn.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heidelberg has such a history and some of it can be experienced wandering the old town. Whilst it is not as impressive as some smaller medieval towns there is still much to capture the attention.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rob R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Heidelberg in Xmas time, very nice typical historic German look. Nice illumination around. Liked it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank name s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is what everbody imagines as the typical historic German look. However and although there is a lot of touristic activity going on, it has all its genuine charm. In summer it is packed with terrasses serving bier and local food. In Christmas you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank montinsa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just lovely to stroll through all the old streets with cobble stones, visit the castle, enjoy the old building, walking over the bridges, etc.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank swissmgm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this town. So very pretty and lots of great shops with good sales. Easy walk to the river and lots of places for dinner

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the day in Heidelberg and we really enjoyed our time there. Christmas market was so nice, crepes for the kids and beautiful German construction. Worth a visit !

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eddiebrse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our visit the old town was crowded with people enjoying mulled wine or hot chocolate with friends. There was food galore all of it very inviting but very few places to sit or even stand near a table. There were many stand and eat...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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22 April 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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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