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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  • ... but a lot more there is no then also Heidelberg! The old town with the longest pedestrian precinct of in Germany is characterized by the beautiful unaltered architecture of past centuries. The ruins of the castle can be seen from the Town Hall square. The pedestrian not significantly differs from the offer by others from other cities... but this is now normal. Heidelberg is a really beautiful city with some attractions and last but not least due to its historical importance (eg, oldest university, safe conduct for Martin Luther, Reformation, U.S. Army...) absolutely worth visiting - particularly away from the main shopping street in the small side streets!
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  • Heidelberg has such a history and some of it can be experienced wandering the old town. Whilst it is not as impressive as some smaller medieval towns there is still much to capture the attention.  more »
  • Visited Heidelberg in Xmas time, very nice typical historic German look. Nice illumination around. Liked it.  more »
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