Market Square (Marktplatz), Heidelberg

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Market Square (Marktplatz), Heidelberg's main square, buzzes with activity and is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Stroll through the platz, soak up the atmosphere, and admire some of its most important buildings, such as the Church of the Holy Ghost and the town hall. Pop into some of the small shops that line the square to pick up local crafts as souvenirs. Grab a seat at a terraced restaurant or bar, sample a hefeweizen beer, and people-watch. Markets are held here on Wednesdays and Saturdays. With our custom trip planner, Heidelberg attractions like Market Square (Marktplatz) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We had the hotel with views of this place. Everything is calm in the morning, in the evening, many students are on the way. It has also many cosy restaurants, bars and pubs on the ground
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  • You will probably have to pass, because there is the tourist office, with city map neat and recommended. The Hauptstrasse begins there, and nearby is the corn market, where you can take the cable car to the Castle. It is, as everywhere, the real Center of city life.
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  • Great square to drink a beer and hang out as a family. Be aware of the bees! The kids enjoyed walking around the stores with us. Great for a stroller and not too hot but very humid in August.  more »
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  • Lots to do here in the summer. Beautiful place to see and spend at least 1 day at.
  • Nice terraces on the town square. Great view on church. Centre of the old town.
  • Great views of the castle. Some very good spots to eat with some great deserts.
  • Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland Priyanka Manish Jain Kolkata India.
  • Believe me or not, there are not enough shops on the main square to buy things to bring home, as an occasional tourist here. The good: I really enjoyed walking on the two streets parallel to the Hauptstraße, also. There one can find peace away from the crowds, and see many older well-maintained buildings.

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