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Foundations and ruins of an old Kloster.

If you went all the way up to Thingstatte, you can walk a couple of meters further to visit the... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Alexandre M
Porto Alegre, RS
Well Worth the Hike

I really loved his place. I walked up starting at the Philosophers Path and it took a half hour or... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Long Beach, CA
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Auf dem Heiligenberg 1, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a hike to get here, but it feels like you've discovered something special when you make it. There is practically no signage, so do some reading before you come up, and to have the best time, make sure you visit the museum in town...More

Thank erinatlarge
Reviewed 16 September 2018

If you went all the way up to Thingstatte, you can walk a couple of meters further to visit the ruins of Michealskloster. You will see mostly the foundations, but it is interesting and somehow appealing.

Thank Alexandre M
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to Michaelskloster. The monastery ruins is pretty interesting, but you need to be somewhat fit as you’ll have to walk up hill to get there. The other cool thing on your route up to the monastery is the German amphitheater...More

Thank timrN8194CR
Reviewed 24 April 2018

There is a free parking lot nearby and a bus stop so you can drive almost up to the ruins but I chose to hike from the down town, following Philosophenweg, then continuing on Oberer Philosophenweg and later following the signs pointing to the ruins....More

Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

As you are on the top of the Hill its ok to have a Look at the cloister - there is Not to much left here

Thank dennys34
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Time was well spent even it involved a bit walk and hike. Well maintained site. It was September and temperature dropped significantly in the late afternoon. Be prepared!!!

Thank Harry C
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I really loved his place. I walked up starting at the Philosophers Path and it took a half hour or so to get to the top. It's a beautiful hike and well worth it. I really enjoyed walking around the monastery and exploring it alone...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Small towers and ancient buildings are well-maintained allowing easy access to the monastic world of the past. This is well-worth the long trek up the mountain.

Thank LarryErickson
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We hiked the Philosphers way trail, beautiful hike and neat runs. I felt it was worth the hike. Nice photo place

Thank X7793ZKbrianh
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Walk all the way to the top of the mountain and this is your reward. Driving up there just seems wrong. You get a really good sense of why the mountain was considered holy from prehistoric times to the middle ages.

Thank Ken A
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Response from pinkypoo2007 | Reviewed this property |
Hello There , sorry for my late reply - you have to be REALLY FIT to manage this in in 3 hours , especially as it would be shame if you miss your boat. I would say that it will take near to 1.5 - 2 hrs to hike up as we... More