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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  • Amazing.... Beautiful and picturesque... A city in Germany but you feel like you're somewhere else... We who stay in Germany at least so we felt when we visited. What a season she had started and adorned for Christmas and I made her even more beautiful...
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  • There is so much to see and do in such close proximity but you have to spend at least two days to experience all of the beautiful things the town has to offer. Beautiful architectural buildings in and...  more »
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