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Altstadt (Old Town), Heidelberg

Categories: Neighborhoods, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • It is a place you should visit when visiting Heidelberg.a historical place with special atmosphere you can feel a pure German city here. 
  • The longest pedestrian passage of in Germany (history, nice shops and good food) is located in the old town. Highlight: In the Museum of the ancient University in the central square of the University, the ancient, original Auditorium is on the upper floor. Most of the time the door is open, it can occur and is suddenly in Harry Potter's world :)
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  • We loved spending two nights in Heidelberg and staying in a hotel in the old city. It was nice to be close to things and experience the city. 
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