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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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  • Accessible by bus or tram from central station. You can walk around old town is not that big so. In early April, were only a few visitors.
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  • Many great old facades. Small shops and restaurants. There are many "Einzeländler" and "individual" bars. But also large well-known chains are represented in the city.
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  • Lots of interesting places, people are friendly and interesting, cannot fail to find somewhere nice to eat