Heidelberg's Altstadt: A Self-Guided Audio Walk

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Location: Heidelberg
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 30.0 - 45.0 minutes
Trip difficulty: Easy
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Berlin
Highlights Church of the Holy Spirit Heidelberg
Studentenkarzer Heidelberg
Old Bridge Heidelberg
Roam through the picturesque streets of Heidelberg's fascinating Altstadt
Join Heidelberg resident Erin McGann on a winding self-guided audio tour of the picturesque Altstadt, the old town of this fascinating German city on the banks of the Neckar River. 

Take in the famous Church of the Holy Ghost in the center of the main market square, discover the carvings that allowed residents to check the legal size of their pretzels (really!), hear stories of the catastrophic floods, find out which buildings are the oldest, hear how the university students got so rowdy they ended up with their own prison, and learn about the romantic history of our ruined castle. 

The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. 

Commentary English: Audio
Included Lifetime access to this self-guided tour in English
VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
Excluded Smartphone
Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
Know before you book This is a self-guided audio tour.
Entrance fees to all attractions mentioned on the tour are excluded from the price.
Know before you go Install the VoiceMap app beforehand and use the code included with your ticket to download the tour.
Remember your headphones, unless you've booked a driving tour.
Charge your phone's battery. The way VoiceMap uses GPS to play audio automatically can be battery intensive.
Additional Information
Not wheelchair accessible
  1. All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure they're own protection and the protection of others.

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Operating Info

Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Valid From date booked


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 49.4121608, 8.7104722
Address: 5 Marktpl., Marktpl., Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, 69117
Directions: If you are already within the Altstadt, it's best to walk to the Marktplatz, as there is no transit within the old town. If you're coming from Bismarkplatz, the transit hub, catch a bus or tram to the Alte Brücke, or Universitätsplatz, and the Marktplatz is a short walk.
Start Location Notes 5 Marktpl., Marktpl., Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, 69117
End Location Address 206 Hauptstraße, Hauptstraße, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, 69117
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 49.4119007, 8.7113682
Address: 206 Hauptstraße, Hauptstraße, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, 69117
Start Location Notes 5 Marktpl., Marktpl., Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, 69117
End Location Address 206 Hauptstraße, Hauptstraße, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, 69117


Cancellation Policy: none
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund


Voucher Access Code 6-99 years $4.99 Available on request


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4. Enter the code below then select Download Now
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• You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date.
• It’s best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point.
• When the download completes, you’ll see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The red start button will become active when your are at the starting point.
• The download should only take a few minutes to complete. If it takes longer, please cancel the download, go to Account, select Purchased and download the tour from there.
• Remember to bring your own headphones, unless you have booked a driving tour.

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