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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. Plan your visit to Altstadt (Old Town) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Heidelberg itinerary builder.
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  • Heidelberg's old town is worth visiting again and again, in the little streets are many small shops and a wide variety of bars, which invite you to enjoy.
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  • Even in the rain, Heidelberg keeps its charm! The main street of the old town is very long and offers many restaurants and nice shops. A ballad is very nice if you like this type of output!
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  • The old town is very cute and architecture to enjoy. It has places for lunch or dinner typical of the region, as well as tea houses. Worth to visit it and get lost a bit in the streets!
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Most of the city's lodging is centralized near Altstadt, the Old Town. Here cafes, shops, and tourist sites line the cobbled streets. Many of the guesthouses here work hard to retain the area's historical feel.
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