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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  • For such a historical place the old town has been turned into a modern shopping trap the buildings are beautiful but don’t expect anything super authentic. Great to see but a half day visit is all you...  more »
  • Ideal for a spontaneous excursion, many nice alleys and beautiful manicured houses, one near the Neckar shore
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