Altstadt (Old Town), Heidelberg

4.6
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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  • Old town of Hidelberg is similar to the old towns across the Europe,but with one exception.The main street(Hauptstraße) goes through the entire old town.Almost everything is on the Hauptstraße or...  more »
  • Heidelberg and particularly this downtown area were not what I expected. It was beautiful, but utterly hammered with thousands of tourists on June 30. We walked up and back from the Schloss Castle to....  more »
  • old town in heidelberg is quite pretty, no luck on we reached here at sunday so that many shop closed but we do strolling and it is quite relax. no rush no crowded and architecture in same mood that.....  more »

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