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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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  • Beautiful little town with lots of college students and littles shops and cafes. If you have a guide you will learn lots about the interesting history of this riverside town. cobblestones and some inc...  more »
  • I live here. Heidelberg old town is back beautiful, that is undeniable.
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  • Interesting old town with historic buildings, nice shops and many opportunities for short or longer breaks in a café or restaurant.
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