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sunday walk with view

Best start to go up is Neuenheim. Better and easier than at the old bridge. Enjoy the cityview... read more

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Heidelberg, Germany
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A must if you are in Heidelberg

Unfortunately we had only half an hour to explore this great place. The view of the Old City and... read more

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This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.
Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best start to go up is Neuenheim. Better and easier than at the old bridge. Enjoy the cityview. There is a kiosk and a little playground in the middle. Beautiful view!!

Thank swayno5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately we had only half an hour to explore this great place. The view of the Old City and the castle is perfect. People walk and run there. I really want to come back to spend there several hours.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to see more of the city but did not want to stand in line or be in heavy crowds so this was perfect. There are very nice views of the old town with the castle, church & bridge.

Thank Lynn_Lyon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't beat the view, but be prepared for some steep parts at the start (Western edge) and down the optional shortcut back to the city (at Alte Bruecke) called Schlangenweg. Functional footwear (like sneakers) is highly recommended.

Thank Paulanus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friends love to explore and try new things, this activity was a fun way to start the day. We went further more to see the Theater which was built by the nazis years ago. Worth the time spent and it was a...More

Thank FK_AlMarzooqi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a 40 year absence from Heidelberg we made a trip back and this walk was one of the highlights. It was a great day and it turned out to very popular with many locals and tourists alike. This is something we will do again...More

Thank jteal
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We enjoyed a sunny but fairly cool late summer day as we walked up to and down the Philsopher's Way. The views over the river and the city were beautiful and we very much enjoyed the experience.

Thank jdselby
Reviewed 14 October 2018

In this busy touristic town ( too busy sometimes) it's precious to know that a place as the 'philosophenweg' exists... In this historical students' town, this way on the hill in front of the town, is the best to feel the real mood of this...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Enjoy the breathtaking views of Heidelberg while strolling along this thought provoking path, well taken care of and manicured.

Thank W8859HCmarkl
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This is a beautiful hiking\sightseeing trail with excellent view of the city. For travelers, this is the best route to understand what is where in the city.

Thank Amgains
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Jett F
13 August 2017|
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Response from Anne-Marie C | Reviewed this property |
The only thing I would recommend, if doing this in winter, is to make sure you have shoes with good soles and grip. We found the paved areas and stairs a little slippery, especially as it had been raining. It was still worth... More
Christopher D
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Response from EMinch | Reviewed this property |
There are three main ways to and from the Philosophenweg. From east to west, these are the Hirschgasse, the Schlangenweg, and the most popular route that begins at the head of Ladenburgerstrasse in Neuenheim. The... More