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Market Square (Marktplatz), Heidelberg

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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. Put Market Square (Marktplatz) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Heidelberg vacation planner.
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  • Place has a vibe to it... there are great options to eat and shop... Having visited this place many times, I can say that best time to visit this place is in December when Christmas markets are operat...  more »
  • The market square is a nice place to walk, take photos, and appreciate the stalls selling souvenirs of the place and the region. There are also nice bars and restaurants in the vicinity
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  • The Heidelberg market square is a great place to stroll, full of bars and restaurants where placing a stop along the way to enjoy a beer well cold and a schnitzel. It is chaired by the City Council and in the Centre we find the Church of the Holy Spirit. Certainly in your walk along the historical part you will spend for this place on several occasions. We sat in one of the restaurants overlooking the plaza dinner potato soup and some local meat while it was at night, the streets were emptied of tourists and visitors and lit throughout the city. A momentazo!
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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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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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