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“Well worth the walk”

Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)
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US$523,82*
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Private Walking Tour through Heidelberg
Ranked #1 of 75 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 29 May 2018

We enjoy a good walk and this didn't disappoint us, lovely walking through the town and then the forests, with amazing view back across the river towards the Castle. The paths were good and for us proved no issues in good trainers. There are plenty of places to get food and drink once you cross back over onto the other side of town.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Simon H
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great trail to walk and see Heidelberg from a distance. Beautiful views and picture points! Lots of places to stop for a picnic or even get an ice cream or beer along the way at a little shop there on the trail. Mark Twain is said to have hiked this trail even. We come up here to watch the fireworks over the castle every year! Keep in mind it’s a steep climb somewhat when you get started.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank damiend0g2013
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

This path is just one of many ways to get up the hill. It does have some good view points overlooking the town.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank giffenk
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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”

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 966jazh
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank rebecca g
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