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Altstadt (Old Town)

Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 9861 4090
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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
+49 9861 4090
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved spending time in Altstadt. We were there at Christmastime and loved all the lights. There are many shops with unique items - perfect for unusual souvenirs. We enjoyed several of the restaurants and were disappointed that we didn't have the opportunity or time to...More

Thank NevermindCA
Reviewed 3 days ago

Heidelberg is definitely student town. This is the best place for a room (zimmer). My room was here, nearly the most popular stone bridge across the river "Neckar". So, in the heart of altstadt there is interesting square with sweet and delicious ice-cream, next to...More

Thank Nikola_Cibrev
Reviewed 6 days ago

The old town is small, charming, and easily explored by all ages and walking abilities. Most of the restaurants we visited were good, and there are many shops and bakeries. None of the shopping was out of this world, but it was not just a...More

Thank flfrank
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was exactly an old German town experience. I think, it would be difficult to get such an experience in the bigger cities such as Frankfurt etc.

Thank Pras_MT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a good place Full of people ,markets and cafes Good for wondering , eating and shopping Overall goid

Thank Ahmed S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place to be in. Lots of shops and restaurants. Just a beautiful place to be. Lots of cobblestone and walking to be expected. We enjoyed window shopping as alot of the shops were closed due the holiday which we did not anticipate so plan...More

Thank Kim E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Heidelberg is a beautiful city and the old city and the Hauptstraße are very pleasant to walk, but it is also very popular and very tourist. There are mixtures of great old restaurants, and modern shoe stores, Gelato shops, breweries, and clothing stores. Virtually all...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll want to visit the castle, and see the bridge, but simply strolling through the Old Town is a wonderful way to spend a day or two. We were there for the Christmas Markets, which are set up in all the main squares (platz), and...More

Thank LibbyTeal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For me.this is the best place that you can see in Heidelberg. Very long promenade the longest in Germany. Old houses old palaces great pub great bar amazing shops. Full of energy . Polite crowd . A lot of life. This is a shot of...More

Thank Marco S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main street is full of nice shops and restaurants and lots of historic buildings and musea. Also you can visit the old bridge and take a stroll along the river Neckar.

Thank Andrea S
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Heather D
14 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
15 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