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Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)

Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Beautiful Walk!

If you get tired of being in town, this is a great hike/walk. First there are a million stairs to... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Tiff8782
Lovely Walk, with Stunning Views Over the New and Old Towns

The Philosophenweg is a series of switchbacks on the other side of the river to the schloss, and... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
TheOldMacs
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This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old bridge” (111 reviews)
“great walk” (38 reviews)
“the river” (97 reviews)
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Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

If you get tired of being in town, this is a great hike/walk. First there are a million stairs to go up but they are rustic and old with a rock wall around them. It was gorgeous. Then it turns into a pavement path, some...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

The Philosophenweg is a series of switchbacks on the other side of the river to the schloss, and provides wonderful views of the old town area and the schloss on the hill. There are a number of steps to climb, and on a hot day...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

From this walkway you get splendid views on the Altstadt ad further almost complete Heidelberg and the castle and the river Neckar with the old bridge. Tip return along the Schlangenweg that ends at the old bridge.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A popular place to visit, Philosophenweg offers great views of Heidelberg and the Neckar. If you have the chance, go on a Sunday morning so you can hear the various church bells ringing from below.

1  Thank Phil H
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

We were visiting in December and it was a gray morning, but we still thoroughly enjoyed our walk on the Philosopher's Way. There are a good number of stairs, but the view from the hill is well worth th effort. I am sure it is...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Taking this path is an excellent introduction to Heidelberg. The path sits high above the river so you get great views of the town and it’s bridges, churches and castle. There is a path that leads down from the walk to the old bridge leading...More

Thank Brian L
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

......but command nice view of the river city. Some staircases and a bit slope at the beginning, which could be tough for seniors (but not hard to walk at all).

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

A wonderful hike that leads to a great view of Heidelberg, halfway up. There are additional pleasant paths thru the woods that can be followed. If continuing to climb, you will reach the Heidelberg Thingstatte, an enormous amphitheater - held up to 20,000 people -...More

Thank Edith G
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The view from here is actually better than from the castle side . Although the way up is pretty tiring, with the steep steps. But it's truly worth it. Take a breather and take in the views. Very nice .

1  Thank Keithlhk
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

I Philosophized whether I would make it up to the top via the historical walk but I made it. There is a stroll down to the river riverside through the expensive neighbourhood, which you can take as an alternative and come down visa the path....More

1  Thank pinky333
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Jett F
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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
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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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