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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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  • The old town should be absolutely not to be missed. Just when the Sun appears, has a bistro, a bar on every corner or opened a restaurant, where you can sit, can have a drink or eat and just look and enjoy. In addition, you can discover many old buildings and stroll through the narrow streets.
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  • Wert❤️ everywhere you can hear street musicians who bring the city to life with their music visit. On the bridge, a musician played a beautiful melody which invited to dream... WOW moment
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  • Plenty of side roads to explore as well as the main streets and plazas. Look out for the churches and figures watching down on you from the shops  more »