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Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)

Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Just be prepared for a climb

It isn't that difficult, but someone with health issues or balance may have some trouble... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Doug L
It is a place like no other!

You have to climb to the very top to really appreciate this walk. The view of the old city from the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hel D
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This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old bridge” (112 reviews)
“nice walk” (49 reviews)
“the river” (96 reviews)
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Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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"great hike"
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"great view"
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"across the bridge"
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"philosopher's walk"
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Reviewed yesterday

It isn't that difficult, but someone with health issues or balance may have some trouble negotiating the trail. It goes up about 25 floor from the start, and the cobblestones can be a bit uneven. I strongly encourage the effort, though, and definitely a great...More

Thank Doug L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You have to climb to the very top to really appreciate this walk. The view of the old city from the trail is fantastic! The first part is rather steep, but most of the way as a gentler incline. There are many ruins to discover...More

Thank Hel D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an unique experience. When you get to the highest point, the views are fabulous. You have a great panorama over the city and the Neckar river with it's lovely bridges. It's something I wouldn't miss. The one thing that I have to point...More

Thank Bob P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went up in the evening, about 9-9:30 pm. There were lots of youngsters who danced, played on musical instruments or sang. It was interesting to see the city's lights and the river with the vibrant mood.

Thank patakim
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to see Heidelberg from this view point but did not realize what a hike it would be. It was a steep climb up to the lookout point but well worth it. After eating all the delicious food in town, this was a great...More

Thank csmith1829
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great view but a long climb to get there from The Old Bridge. Smokers, people with bad knees and the over weight, it's not for you. For the record, I'm none of those. If you just want to climb stars and a lot of them,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a week in Heidelberg and were lucky enough to have good weather. We saved the Philosopher's Walk till the last day and it made a great Grand Finale to the holiday. The approach from Alte Brucke is probably the best; you can either...More

1  Thank Vivien S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

從老橋這端進入哲學家小徑需要爬上一段陡坡,如果穿平底鞋比較適合。 在上坡路段,望左看可以從矮樹林間窺見遠方的城堡;在往上一小段就可進入平緩路段,一邊是內卡河、城堡和下方的市鎮交織的美景,另外一邊有自然的景觀。約在中段有一個花園休憩區。小徑的後段是一個寧靜的住宅區和研究機構。 過了橋,可選擇往左回到老橋及城堡區,或往右到現代的海德堡市鎮。 At the entrance a steep slope may be a little exhausting ... at some points don't forget to take a short rest on the way and you will get nice view at the left side. Soon after this, a nice picture from...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When visiting Heidelberg don't miss the wonderful panoramic promenade "Philosophenweg" - it is on the opposite side of the hill with the castle and you will enjoy a splendid view on the Old Town of Heidelberg and the castle. The promade is circa 2 km...More

Thank Julie_HD2014
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This walk was a little disappointing but the great view in a few spots made up for it. It gets four star only because it has a two really good spots to take pictures of Heidelberg, which is a beautiful city.

Thank Robert L
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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
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Christopher D
17 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
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