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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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  • Average4%
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“great shopping” (19 reviews)
Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can imagine what it was like to be here in years gone by A bustling square today and a years ago The buildings are stunning g and well preserved not to mention the wonderful flowers

Thank Droopydrawrs52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived in the old town around 9:30 on a Sunday morning in early October. The only thing keeping us from giving it a 5 bubble was the fact that the shops were not open. I'm sure on any other day it would be even...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint old town with many small cafes and gift shops around a small plaza. Great for browsing through shops and having some coffee.

Thank bminaai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From both ends of the bridge one can get great photos, such a perfect location. As you walk along, pause and look around, such beauty. Enjoy!

Thank William M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course, as any town the Old Town requires to be visited. Here you can find tourist gifts to buy and places where you can eat. Also, as you walk through the streets you will find old churches that can be visited as well.

2  Thank Alexandrioara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyable visit walking around this lovely town. Gets very busy but worth the hassle and plenty of places to eat or just have a drink to avoid the crowds.

1  Thank linjHome
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying in Karlsruhe on business and was searching where to go for a half of the day. I care across this town in the reviews. In fact you can spend the whole day or several days there roaming the streets. It’s the best...More

1  Thank Tanya P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many interesting streets to navigate around with many restaurants, shops and museums to visit. The town also has the lovely Heidelberg castle looking over it from above. We sat and had a beer at one of the restaurants to take in the...More

1  Thank RayleneL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many interesting squares and museums that one can get lost here. The tourist bureau produces an excellent map making it impossible to get lost. The various boat and bus tours leave from the old town. I was fascinated by the beaty and...More

2  Thank james p
Reviewed 3 weeks 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

1  Thank Werni1904
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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
3 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