Altstadt (Old Town), Heidelberg

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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  • Discover if you had looking for bus to visit Heidelberg Castle on the way back. I like Linz chocolate shops, buy weighing selling chocolate, too happy. Walks something lighthearted atmosphere have enjoyed. You have to know is the bus. Waiting at the bus stop on time? I say seems prima facie make because I came in out-of-service on the contrary, this is not the yari過goshitara, stopped on the other side. Was almost 乗ri過gosu. Go picks the one time waited for return guests, which was.
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  • A very long street lined with shops.. pleasure to walk while admiring the interesting buildings, which are very different from where we come from. Definitely should visit if u are in heidelberg  more »
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