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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“old town” (466 reviews)
“great shopping” (20 reviews)
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Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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+49 9861 4090
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"old town"
in 466 reviews
"great shopping"
in 20 reviews
"cobblestone streets"
in 32 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 34 reviews
"main street"
in 24 reviews
"old world charm"
in 15 reviews
"gelato"
in 15 reviews
"the river"
in 78 reviews
"people watch"
in 23 reviews
"beautiful city"
in 35 reviews
"christmas market"
in 26 reviews
"walk around"
in 20 reviews
"visit heidelberg"
in 14 reviews
"market square"
in 20 reviews
"nice walk"
in 14 reviews
"altstadt"
in 189 reviews
"church"
in 129 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very cute street with many shopping options as well as restaurants. A great place to walk and enjoy the vibe of the city.

Thank Renata D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the heart of old Heidelberg. Walk around the churches, plazas and main shopping walkways. Lots of old shops and restaurants as well as hotels. We stayed right by the river in this district and were very happy with the locale.

Thank RichardK938
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Heidelberg Old Town is just a lovely place to relax and enjoy a leisurely stroll or sit in the little bars. Walking around gives a great flavour of life in a student town with an old world feel.

Thank David F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You really cant miss the old town since its located on the main pedestrian of the city. Its really very nice with loth of shops and coffees

1  Thank Dimitris V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some very quaint streets, but nothing particularly exceptional. It did rain a lot when I was there, so it might be a lot nicer in the sun.

Thank Hannah P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The most thrilling attraction of Heidelberg is the old town itself. The cobbled streets, the eclectic architecture of the buildings, the numerous shops and cafes, the young people enjoying themselves and of course the lack of cars!!! The only thing missing is a pedestrian street...More

Thank Nancy V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Heidelberg with friends during X-mas markets time. It's probably one of the best choices as everything around is nice, people are smiling and that unforgettable smell of "glühwein"... In the Old Town you can very rarely see any cars, so you can walk...More

Thank Viacho
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking around old town and soaking up the sun then a rest to drink a Pils and have a snack. Ideal Saturday afternoon. Luckily, the weather cooperated whilst we explored and took in the historic buildings, architecture and cobblestones. So much to see along the...More

1  Thank Sarah K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a jewel! And strange as well: I looked at the history of the town, during glorious centuries. I knew that the palace of the Palatine prince was destroyed by Louis XIV of France, that there was a revolution in the mid 19th C,...More

Thank Horea P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy city center. Many shops of all types, tons of suvineer stands, great cafes. Recommend trying the chocolate!

Thank DAC797
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Sonali2014
22 April 2018|
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Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is but it can get quite busy over the weekend
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Heather D
13 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
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skc111nyu
14 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
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