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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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Lovely streets and great restaurants

I really liked Heidelberg, with all its cobblestone streets and quaint buildings. Plenty of bakeries and places to eat too. About a 25-30 minute walk from one end to the other... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I really liked Heidelberg, with all its cobblestone streets and quaint buildings. Plenty of bakeries and places to eat too. About a 25-30 minute walk from one end to the other. Also, the views of the castle at night from the downtown is amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was very romantic and authentic ten years ago. I was sad to see its been highly commercialized with even a subway sandwich shop and a Starbucks. Not as scenic and as historical as it once was...there is graffiti and boarded up buildings. What happened to this town? Sad.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whatever you would like to visit in Heidelberg it all starts here. This is the point where the Sightseeing Bus take you to the main points and also the most historic place you will find . The famous University Library, Museums and all sorts of Restaurants. There is a church right in the middle of the Main square where you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the center for the Heidelberg Christmas Market. It runs for many blocks and offers many food choices. Since it is in the center of a town that has many college students and tourists, I would recommend going earlier in the day and taking your time exploring all that the area has to offer. Crowds of tourists and locals... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Heidelberg in my opinion is one of the best cities in Germany. It has everything as shopping, eating, walking, nice views and a nice castle. It is a very clean city and would visit lots of times in the future. You wont understand unless you visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As former student we still love to go back visiting this beautifull romantic city. Always a great atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really liked the Old Town area. Lots of little shops and restaurants. It was worth the drive to get there.

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We stayed close to old town and explored town by foot. The bakeries and coffee shops are great. Most shops open at 11:00 our favorite shop was the Lindt chocolate shop. The hot chocolate is a must have. Three flavors white,milk and dark. If you would like to shop the main road through the town is great. We took a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a guided tour from our Avalon cruise. What a neat area. Lots of cool old buildings and cobblestones streets. We meandered down the streets in and out of the shops. There is a little something for everyone including a few gummy bear shops or if you want something more decadent a Lindt chocolate shop. If you are hungry... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can spend many hours walking around and it is beautiful wherever you turn. Stores, restaurants, cafes, museums, theater. Go back and forth on main street, Hauptstrasse and then explore all the side streets

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