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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...more
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Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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All reviews old town great shopping shops and restaurants cobblestone streets main street old world charm the river gelato people watch beautiful city christmas market walk around visit heidelberg market square nice walk altstadt church
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sitting in the street at a bar/cafe watching people from all over the world is amazing. The various cultures, sights and things to do and see will be well worth the visit.

Thank jteal
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice and easy to find and walk around. People are friendly. Lots of places to eat and drink. Sit outside relax and people watch

Thank sammon23
Reviewed 1 week ago

So very charming! But swarms of crowds on a Saturday afternoon. And many shops not open. Parking was difficult as well. But so many things to see and great architecture, and of course the market square and good food. Certainly worth the effort.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful German Old Town with lots of shops and restaurants. Cobblestone streets that wind about the town and you never know what photo opp you may come across. A lovely river with bridges also make for great shots in this city.

Thank Colbel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old town with lovely old houses and very relaxed atmosphere. Some nice shops,old bars and the cobbled streets give it a real oldy worldly feel. I love this kind of place and have seen a few different Aldstadt in Germany now.

Thank scowy68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely weekend in Heidelberg lucky to be here when they had a music festival so entertaining weekend. Lots of good Street Food and of course great German beer on a very sunny weekend Would certainly recommend the town and will return

Thank Crispie21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old town of Heidelberg is much bigger than I thought. All very romantic with its small, old alleys. You will find a lot of shops and a great atmosphere with cozy little pubs. Nearly all streets and places are consist of cobblestones therefore you...More

Thank Ralf K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of tourists in this area, so don’t be in a hurry to get trough this place. There are several restaurants and cafes but don’t expect any great food. Some of the restaurants don’t accept credit cards so check before you sit down if...More

Thank ToPi03
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a traveler, I love to see the older cities and the historical beauty with architecture and various designs that you just do not really see today. I remember this is as a quiet little area and pretty to visit during travel.

Thank aliciamapp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had so much fun in old town Heidelberg! Plenty to do, eat and drink! Just incredible history and scenery!

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Sonali2014
23 April 2018|
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Response from Horea P | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I was there on Easter day and it was closed, but people could walk on the terrace. The Germans respect the weekends and holidays... Unfortunately, the shops, for instance, do not show anywhere their opening... More
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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
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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
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