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Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg) Questions & Answers

Powell, Ohio


From reading reviews, it seems the walk ends by going over the old bridge and entering the city. Where does the trail begin? How long does it take to complete?

Thank you,


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Heidelberg, Germany
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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 Schlangenweg starts a little over a kilometer East of the Neuenheim entrance, right opposite the Old Bridge. It is the most demanding, as it consists of steep cobblestones plus 19 flights of stairs, while the other two routes are just pavement. Another 500m to the east is the Hirschgasse, opposite the weir (Schleuse) across from Karlstor. People can bike up and down the east and west routes, which would be impossible on the Schlangenweg.

9 months ago
Llangollen, United Kingdom
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We started by going over the old bridge then going uphill and ended up by the new bridge the time depends on your fitness as it is steep in places

over a year ago
Vaxjo, Sweden
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Go across Theodor-Heuss bridge. Turn right at the Landenburger Strasbourg and after fifty meters you will find the Philosophers Way

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