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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  • The best part of Heidelberg for me was seeing the Schloss Heidelberg. Rain on our July 2019 visit didn't help but I didn't get excited about the Old Town section after having explored same-same in the...  more »
  • The old Town/near the Naxi River, its beautiful bridges, in the old city you can see the various churches of the cathedral, old buildings, a view of the citadel, a pleasant pedestrian and a variety of
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