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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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  • A must visit for every traveler touring Europe. Heidelberg offers a historic old town which was not destroyed during WWII like many other German cities. Famous for its old town, castle, river bridge a...  more »
  • Wonderful town that should not be missed. Great Food and sites.. Heidelberg does get a lot of visitors but there a relaxed off the Beaten path as well.  more »
  • The old town of Heidelberg is certainly one of my favorite places. It was August when I was there, every street was lively. Some are busy, while some are narrow and quite. It is the perfect place to s...  more »