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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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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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved walking around and seeing all of the beautiful buildings. There are a lot of shops and restaurants in this area too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice town, a good place to visit, very old town, very clean and well maintained. Highy recomendable.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of interesting places, people are friendly and interesting, cannot fail to find somewhere nice to eat

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Dorval, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely example of the old section of Heidelberg, lots of restaurants and shopping. Beautiful old buildings, and the oldest University in Germany.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice walking around the old city. Seeing the old buildings but now mostly large chains have taken over the shops and stores. But still nice to walk around

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a truly beautiful area to visit and is near all the other main areas of Heidelberg. It is almost an essential area as it is the real heart of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite towns in Germany as it is so quaint, beautiful and wonderful dining and shopping along the Neckar River. We fell in love with this little university town and wanted to stay for at least a week or two. Everything you would want in a manageable space for a lovely day trip or perhaps 2-4 days. While... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there a day after Christmas so not much was open, however it did allow the chance to enjoy each nook and cranny of this old-world city. We took the time to stroll down the cobblestone streets, looking into shops (old and new) and take in the eclectic vibe of the old town without the distractions of the crowds... More 

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