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Altstadt Heidelberg

Altstadt, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

Old Towns

About Altstadt Heidelberg

Heidelberg city’s historic heart- with cobblestone streets, centuries-old buildings, and bustling market squares overlooked by the hilltop Heidelberg Castle and gardens.

Attractions near Altstadt Heidelberg

Kurpfälzisches Museum0.38km from Altstadt Heidelberg

Museum of art and archaeology. The Archaeology collection of the museum includes a facsimile of the lower jaw of Homo heidelbergensis discovered in Mauer- a village located between Heidelberg and Sinsheim.

Old Bridge Heidelberg0.61km from Altstadt Heidelberg

It connects the Old City with the eastern part of the Neuenheim district of the city on the opposite bank. The current bridge, made of Neckar sandstone and the ninth built on the site, was constructed in 1788 by Elector Charles Theodore and is one of the best-known landmarks in Heidelberg.

Heidelberg Castle0.63km from Altstadt Heidelberg

The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. It is located 80 meters (260 ft) up the northern part of the Königstuhl hillside and thereby dominates the view of the Heidelberg oldtown.

Philosophers Walk0.83km from Altstadt Heidelberg

A walk through scenic nature, with a view of Heidelberg city. The name "Philosophers' Walk" can be traced to the fact that Heidelberg's university professors and philosophers found this path a place where they could talk seriously and contemplate while enjoying the charming view of the region.

Heiligenberg1.86km from Altstadt Heidelberg

Large wooded hill overlooking the town of Heidelberg. It has been the site of many historic and pre-historic constructions, including a Celtic hilltop fortification, a Roman sacred precinct, several medieval monasteries, modern lookout towers and the Heidelberg Thingstätte- an open air theatre built by the Nazis in the 1930s.

Heidelberg Zoo3.21km from Altstadt Heidelberg

Founded in 1933 and opened for the public on 20 November 1934, the zoo was totally destroyed during bombings in March 1945. Since 1972, the reformation began and slowly added more and more animal enclosures which includes an elephant house that was opened in 2010.

Where is Altstadt Heidelberg

Discover more attractions in Baden-Württemberg, where Altstadt Heidelberg is located

Baden-Württemberg52 attractions

Germany's third largest state. Most of the major cities of Baden-Württemberg straddle the banks of the Neckar River, which runs downstream (from southwest to the center, then northwest) through the state past Tübingen, Stuttgart, Heilbronn, Heidelberg, and Mannheim.

What visitors say about Altstadt Heidelberg

Nele Lenze
Nele Lenze
May 2018

The old town (Altstadt) of Heidelberg is unique as it was one of the rare cities in Germany that was not destroyed during World War II. The outline of the city is medieval. You can go through the small alleys and look at the different unique buildings that now mostly hosts shops, restaurants and pubs. At the end of the old town you can look up to the old Heidelberg castle on the hill. Outstanding sights are the old bridge, the Karl's gate and the Heiliggeistkirche church. Take your time strolling through the streets and have a rest in one of the picturesque cafe's.