Altstadt (Old Town), Heidelberg

4.6
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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  • We spent a couple of hours strolling around the streets. There are plenty of shops with some lovely old style Christmas shops among them. There are plenty of coffee shops and restaurants also. A...  more »
  • This is the first town I visited during my road trip through Southern Germany and it made a very positive impression! There is a variety of architectural styles here ranging from Medieval to Art...  more »
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