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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
Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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All reviews old town great shopping cobblestone streets shops and restaurants main street old world charm the river gelato people watch beautiful city christmas market walk around visit heidelberg market square nice walk altstadt germany
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Lovely cobbled streets and interesting old buildings. Lots of eateries and shops. Reasonably priced.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mazzyb56
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited our old hometown in late November, to see our old haunts and to visit the Christmas markets. Heidelberg is so walkable, with delightful stores, side streets, old buildings, the castle - of course, and so many other things to see and do, along...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Intlxpatr
Reviewed 5 days ago

Seeing the Christmas decorations in the old town put the fective cheer into all. Having some gluhwein on a cold rainy day made it a great trip

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cherylscheepers
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Altstadt of Heidelberg is something special for sure - the buildings - the spirit of the place. You can walk all along the river Neckar on one side and zig zag between cobble stones alleys and into the Hauptstrase cutting through the middle -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MayDog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as the Christmas season was beginning. Charming German town full of little shops....delicious sights and smells. Easily walkable. Visit the historic castle, too!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank applegirl57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Old Town is unusual for Europe - it was not destroyed by bombing during WWII. For that alone it is worth the visit. The architecture is really hundreds of years old - not much has changed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stephrab
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you compare Karlsruhe and Heidelberg, I would chose Heidelberg without doubts. The only thing that you may not like in the old town area is many tourists.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shimnik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I had a wonderful time sight seeing and visiting stores on our visit. Most of the people speak English which was wonderful. My family and I love to visit old historic sights and Altstadt did not dissapoint.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 253terit
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Always love our trips to Germany but to Altstadt is very special. Lots of local restaurants and quirky shops. We loved the bakery open for a few hours on Sunday morning to get the fresh salty bread. Beautiful walks and lots to do. Centrally located....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank MaxiDave
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

A walk by the bridge / over to Hauptstrasse & the churches is recommended. Lots of shops & cafes in the area

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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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