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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 is a very charming city. The architecture is beautiful. We enjoyed strolling through the streets and did a little shopping along the way 
  • Alone the stroll through the old town is worth it. There's lot to the look and return. Many cosy Kneipp therapy. Recommended.
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  • Steeped in history, this part of town is quintessential medieval Germany with its cobblestone streets and loads of shops and restaurants.