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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 old town is beautiful. Beautiful old houses and narrow streets, beautiful squares and interesting museums. Heidelberg is worth every season a trip. Nice little shops and the larger chains are present, so that there are no limits to the shopping fun. Nice small coffee event great bars and good restaurants... and in the summer. a break on the Neckar Beach? ;-)
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  • As is said in medieval Europe (still is) about an hour, the train from Frankfurt, to imagine the streets are left.
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  • Beautiful surroundings, great shops and many restaurants and bars. You can great to stroll or go for a walk, or just eat. Definitely always worth a visit!
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