The Hauptstraße (Main Street) leads from the Bismarckplatz across the Old town to the Karlstor. The first two thirds of ... More
The Hauptstraße (Main Street) leads from the Bismarckplatz across the Old town to the Karlstor. The first two thirds of the lively Hauptstraße is a pedestrian area. No cars, no trams, perfect for a stroll! You will find the longest shopping mile in Germany here! More than a third of Heidelberg's shops feature on the Hauptstraße and its side streets. There is a large choice of snack bars, cafes and restaurants, and there are a number of shops, where useful, expensive, antique, tasty, cheap, items and junk are sold. Culture also appears here: the Kurpfälzische Museum offers culture and history. The Zimmertheater and the Stadttheater (town theater) are worth a visit in the evening. The Alte Universität (Old University) with its varied buildings is near the Hauptstraße, and behind the Marktplatz and Kornmarkt is the Völkerkundemuseum (ethnology museum) housed in the Palais Weimar. Why not stroll along the side streets? With narrow alleys and ivied houses they contribute to Heidelberg's charm and romance.
I live on Patrick henry Village, the American Army Base. and I just LOVE the hauptstrasse. It's beautiful! Especially at night when everyone goes up to the arches to see the burning of the castle and the fireworks. However, the ONLY downside is the drunk teenagers. We love to go out here. But they are easily ignored. Favorite places to go? The Talbot. It's an english pub just of to the right walking towards the castle. Everyone speaks english and the food is as goos as the alcohol. VERY friendly!
Enjoyed all of Heidelberg attractions but passed up a necklace--in a shop
window--near the Hotel Ritter on Hauptstrasse. Think it was made of
glass. I asked the price (90+euros) but foolishly did not buy. Can anyone
recall name & address of shop with the show window full of beautiful necklaces? Thanks for your help.
Good food everywhere. We ate dinner at Ellen's out in the square and it is a great way to sit back and watch people. We had breakfast at Hard Rock which was good and a ton of food. We ate lunch at the Beer Krug (sp) but right across from Hard Rock. They have a great bratwurst and fries lunch. Shops were touristy and had lots of stuff to remind you of your trip.
i first went here in 2000 and thought it was great...i returned four years later and still found plenty to do
at first it seems like a tourist trap...but it is very unique and has something for everyone, from shops to restaurants
the churches and castle give it all a lot of character and the walk along the river promises to be among the best you'll ever take
enjoy this area any time of day...in the morning it is very inspiring to see many germans out doing the daily grind and afternoons spent watching tourists and the great evening culture of youth and an extremely vibrant scene
Its something you have to do if you are in
Heidelberg! So many shops and so many different things to buy. The prices vary because they are not just tourist traps.
From Antiques to clothing stores like Dillards. (with some dollar stores in-between)
As you wander through these cobble stone streets you feel welcomed everywhere you turn.People of all ages surround you and all seem to be having a wonderful time.While shopping you are surrounded by beautiful historical buildings and there always seems to be someone playing some sort of musical instrument; just adding to the atmosphere.
Mid way we stop at a Irish pub to enjoy a hot totty (coffee w/Baileys) and again we are greeted with kind and friendly faces.
Prices are in the general area not to bad.
Depends on what you are shopping for.
I spend a nice sum of money, every time we go. Just because they normally have everything we are looking for.
Just remember all the walking is outdoors and all the stores are closed on Sunday.(family day in Germany) We continue to go back because there is such a varity and a lot of the stores have English speaking employees.
A must if you are in Heidelberg!
I love to walk down this street. It has so much character. Even though the stores aren't open on Sundays, this street gives real meaning to "Window Shopping". I love to walk down with friends and watch people as they are walking. It sort of reminds me of 16th Street Mall in Denver!
Heidelberg has become too much of a tourist trap especially the main street (Haupstr.). My mother and grandparents lived here and I visited starting in 1966 and it has been steadily going downhill. Many of the stores have gone out of business replaced by tourist trap shops selling overpriced junk. Lots of litter in the street, very depressing. Come for a day trip, visit the castle, then stay elsewhere.
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