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Good exercise climb

This gave a good high up view of Heidelberg, but it is a steep climb up, so take yoiur time

Reviewed 13 November 2011
An uphill walk with fab views of the town from the top!

A lovely walk to do in the good (dry) weather. Fabulous views of the town & castle from the top!

Reviewed 7 November 2011
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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 13 November 2011

This gave a good high up view of Heidelberg, but it is a steep climb up, so take yoiur time

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Reviewed 7 November 2011

A lovely walk to do in the good (dry) weather. Fabulous views of the town & castle from the top!

Thank cath150
Reviewed 17 October 2011

Nice walk but uneven path so make sure you wear the right shoes - all uphill.

1  Thank LegItAustralia
Reviewed 13 September 2011

We embarked on the walk from Theodore Heusse Bridge. It was a steep uphill walk along paved roads for a good half an hour, past some lovely houses and a university. Once over the steep walk, you will be rewarded with panoramic view of Heidelberg...More

3  Thank lexi_shir
Reviewed 12 September 2011

The Philosophenweg starts in town, but quickly becomes more of a trail than a road, with many branches leading off. Take a map with you if you have a specific goal in mind! It can get confusing up there. The most popular access point is...More

Thank ii2yeah
Reviewed 10 September 2011

You join the Philosophers Way either from Theodore Heusse Bridge off BruckenstraBe or in front of the Alte Brucke on other side of Necktar River from Altstadt. If only after minimal exercise but want the views, it is an easy round trip under an hour....More

2  Thank Emanpee
Reviewed 7 September 2011

Whichever end you start from it is a stiff uphill clim bto reach the walk. But then, especially if you get a good day, it is well worth it. The walk itself is fairly level, well paved and the views of the old town and...More

Thank dwd_11
Reviewed 10 July 2011

This is a must do when visiting Heidelberg. Just cross the old bridge and follow the signs. The path is about 15 minutes up - lots of steps and uneven surfaces, but well worth it for the view. It was outstanding - best pictures we...More

2  Thank katiedblaze
Reviewed 23 April 2011

A good place to take a nice walk and see Heidelberg from above. The main atraction of the street, besides the beautiful surroundings is that it was the witness of many great men. You can also get to the Bismark Tower using this street, but...More

Thank 11aroundtheworl11
Reviewed 17 July 2010

If, like us, your main reason for doing the walk is to take lovely panoramic photos of Heidelberg, be warned: take your photos at any opportunity you get! While the walk has many viewing platforms and seating areas to "admire the view", the majority of...More

6  Thank BabyBeethoven
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Jett F
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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
16 March 2017|
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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