Running from Marketplatz (and the Church of the Holy Spirit) to Bizmarckplatz, is the mile-long pedestrian walkway, “Hauptstrasse” (or Main Street), where most of Old Town’s shopping is located. On the northern banks of the Neckar River, opposite Old Town Hall, is a simple path, known as “Philosopher’s Walk, winding upwards through Heidelberg’s vineyards. Many of the University of Heidelberg’s professors and philosophers enjoyed strolling this pathway because of its natural beauty, solitude, and wonderful views of the city below.
During our stay in Heidelberg, we were extremely fortunate to have an apartment within the heart of Altstadt (not more than 100 yards from the central Marketplatz). This provided us with the sense of actually living part of Heidelberg’s history. How great is that!