Altstadt (Old Town), Heidelberg

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Tour the historic ruins of the Heidelberg Castle in the city's Altstadt (Old Town). On the south bank of the Neckar river, the old quarter features a charming combination of narrow streets, historic storefronts, and medieval architecture. You can study the late Renaissance styling of the Knight St. George house, one of the only buildings to survive the War of Succession. Explore the bustling market square if you're looking for dining and shopping options. Be sure to make the trek to the top of the hill to explore the old castle and enjoy views of the city. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Heidelberg holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Altstadt (Old Town) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • THe Old Town is about a 30-minute walk from the train station, but well worth it. It has of course the castle, and if you cross the river you can enter through the old town gates. Restaurants and...  more »
  • A larger part of the Old Town is utterly charming, with lots of cute houses and nice little streets, where not all the tourists flock to.  more »
  • Great place to stay if you’re visiting,as all of the major attractions are in walking distance. There are lots of restaurants & shops to visit. The cathedral is beautiful. It’s fun to have a drink in....  more »

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