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Altstadt (Old Town)

Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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“old town” (387 reviews)
Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I ventured through old town twice. Once on the way to the castle and another when we had more time to visit the shops. Every shop had a particular color and look. The shop keepers were all friendly and pleasant. We found a delicious chocolate...More

Thank HelenChenTX
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was amazing to see the old town of Heidelberg having so many tourists. I guessed it's a must visit to Asian as I saw many groups of them were around. To know where to go and what interesting are in the city, please have...More

Thank Gaganawati
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in Heidelberg on a half day tour. We went up to the castle but spent the rest of the time exploring the Alstadt and we could have spent MANY more hours there. The street and market square is amazing. The shops, cafes, the...More

Thank WhitneyStob
Reviewed 6 days ago

A best place to Shop and Relax for Couples! It has to be part of your Running list of places in Deutschland.

Thank p2veen
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an enjoyable day/half-day trip from Frankfurt. Go early. Organized tours leave at specific times from the Info center next to the train station. Specific languages leave at specific times and the departures are not plentiful. The other reason to arrive early is that...More

Thank offthewalls
Reviewed 1 week ago

The old part of Heidelberg has been one of our all-time favorite places to visit, with historic goodies like the cable car, the Schloss Heidelberg, the medieval Alte Brucke (Old Bridge), the churches, and the Knight St. George House (Zum Ritter Sankt Georg). The Haupstrasse,...More

Thank Travel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Altstadt (old town/city center) of Heidelberg is really small, fully walkable. It really has a certain style, with pink marble/sandstone buildings, very specific from the area. Medieval and romantic style buildings are living together along this old town with various restaurants and cafes all...More

Thank Guilljea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the old town. It is a nice place to see. There are lots of gift shops all around the center and different buildings to see. Also there are nice restaurants in the center.

Thank Görkem B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old town is not so big so walk around and get lost. You always will find something interesting to see. Is a place to spend several hours so I suggest go in several times using different road each time. And you can come back...More

Thank alvaro p
Reviewed 1 week ago

Functional and interestng if you have a tour guide. The most special part was a visitor to student jail, apparantly the most sought after venue for old time students at Heidelberg University

Thank AndreaMichaels1214
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Heather D
Are most of the places open on Easter Monday?
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
What is the shopping hours during weekend?
15 October 2016|
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Response from Palcobaby | 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
HI again, what is the best way to travel from Dusseldorf to Heidelberg? I'm assuming the train but not sure what train. Thanks for your help!
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