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. 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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  • Even when it is crowded the old town is charming, lots of shops and good places to eat. Makes Heidelberg one of our favorite towns. Great walk Platz  more »
  • Also explore the many plazas and lots of pretty pictures where stopping for dipping! Lots of tourists gathered at several restaurants, attractions.
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  • heidelberg is a old city. The old city center is not so big so you can go for walk. Most visit places are thr oldbrige, the castle and the marketplace  more »

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Most of the city's lodging is centralized near Altstadt, the Old Town. Here cafes, shops, and tourist sites line the cobbled streets. Many of the guesthouses here work hard to retain the area's historical feel.
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