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“Great walk ”

Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)
Ranked #1 of 106 things to do in Heidelberg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Many philosophers used this path to get inspiration. I’m sure they already lived uphill. It’s the best view from Heidelberg, the Neckar river, the old bridge and the castle, but it has quite an inclination in some areas. Make sure you’re wearing comfy shoes. I recommend to start from the Theodor-Heuss bridge, you’ll have the stairs to go down near the “Alte Brücke”

1  Thank Jaz H
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

This is a lovely place for a hike, walk or bike. So many paths and trails for exploring. If you take the stairs up, prepare for some effort.. its not easy but great exercise and worth it.

1  Thank rebecca g
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Breathtaking views of the Heidelberg bridge, and the surrounding city, and of course of the Heidelberg Castle! Wonderful walk up steep narrow stairs, quite a work out. A few spots on the way up to sit and rest. Once at the top, you could spend quite a bit of time just admiring the view. We have been there many times over the years. Our favorite city in Germany.

Thank letstraveleurope
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

This is really a nice walk upslope through the residential area and into this trees view with peaceful surroundings. Good for a workout or run here. The view is very nice but mostly are block by the trees. Good to have a seat here quietly, enjoy the view and breeze without any disturbance.

Thank PEili K
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

The way to the top of Heiligenberg is a must in Heidelberg! Great views over the castle and the Old Town of Heidelberg, diverse culture sights, like Thingstätte, rests of St. Michaels monastery and the older Celtic wall will be a fantastic experience in addition to the Heidelberg Old Town and Castle.

Thank Roman S
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