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Beautiful Scenic Walk & View of Heidelberg!

The climb up to Philosophenweg is quite steep, so be prepared with comfortable walking shoes. There... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2012
Awesome view over Heidelberg

We visited Heidelberg in December, it was freezing & the wind was ice cold. We didn't walk al they... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2012
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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 5 February 2012

The climb up to Philosophenweg is quite steep, so be prepared with comfortable walking shoes. There are benches along the path, so one can relax and enjoy the marvelous views :)

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Reviewed 3 February 2012

We visited Heidelberg in December, it was freezing & the wind was ice cold. We didn't walk al they way up, just enough to take breath taking photos of Heidelberg & the Castle. In summer it must be awesome to walk these trails with an...More

1  Thank SuperK1
Reviewed 30 January 2012

I usually "do" this walk on Sunday's on my way to the market in Neunheim. It is a little bit of an uphill walk with lovely views of the Neckar river and the Heidelberg castle. It has a couple of groomed, small parks and surrounded...More

2  Thank serene4848
Reviewed 29 January 2012

The walk is amazing. You can enjoy a great view of the whole city as you go up. There are beautiful gardens where you can have nice pictures. Do not do this walk on Mondays, everything is close and you can not enjoy a beers...More

1  Thank Orestes P
Reviewed 28 January 2012

Take your water bottle - the hike up is quite strenuous (but well worth the effort).

Thank rachaelbuck
Reviewed 27 January 2012

Great views. Can be enjoyed as jogging trail or relaxing walk. Don't forget to bring your camera along, many photo opportunities and memorable views along the route.

Thank Live2Experience
Reviewed 23 January 2012

It gives you a great view of the city and a good workout.

Thank RobinWebb
Reviewed 20 January 2012

A beautiful area to go for a wander - cross the old brick bridge and go up the winding cobblestone paths to the lookout points, and then on to Philosophenweg. I found the "old town" really disappointing, full of shops like H&M and the like.......More

Thank ggg17
Reviewed 17 January 2012

This is a must for Heidelberg. You will have a good view down to the university and old town as it is located on the oposite bank of the river Neckar. After the nice walk you would be able to take a narrow old stairs...More

Thank DmitryStPetersburg
Reviewed 13 January 2012

I have climbed up the Philosphenweg 4 times - in all seasons, and I have been amazed each time how much I have enjoyed the trek, the views along the way, the chance to chat with friends and the physical exertion needed to get to...More

1  Thank dnvpaul
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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
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