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Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)

Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Hope you are fit!

I am late 60's as is my wife but even on a hot day we managed the walk although with numerous rests... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Melbourne, Australia
It you have the time

This is a magical walk, of you have the time cross over the river and follow the path, it is so... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Melbourne - Australia
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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” (103 reviews)
“great walk” (36 reviews)
“the river” (91 reviews)
Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

I am late 60's as is my wife but even on a hot day we managed the walk although with numerous rests to enjoy the views. Once on the top level it is a lovely stroll along looking at he sights and you can always...More

1  Thank RowdyMelbourne
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is a magical walk, of you have the time cross over the river and follow the path, it is so pretty, cobbled, winding, moss covered walls, openings with old apple trees, it has it all and of course the views are amazing

1  Thank Wardies4
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Certainly worhtwhile the climb on a sunny day, especially in the evening. You can access it from the small path winding up from the Old Bridge.

Reviewed 11 August 2017

We did the Philosphenweg with my wife and daughter. We climbed the Schlangen Weg or Snakes Way and it was a tough climb. You will definitely need good walking shoes as the path has many steps and cobble stones but there are a few break...More

1  Thank Craig W
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were told about this walk high along the opposite side to the city centre and across the necker rive, we found the walk lovely with great views across the city would advise anybody visiting Helderberg to look this out and enjoy.

Thank johngrima694
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The philosopher's way offers a fantastic view over the old town of Heidelberg. We went there on a sunny morning and it was a very nice walk. We started from the Carl Theodor bridge and it is a step climb from there but not too...More

Thank phaguena
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Do not plan to see Philosophers' Way if you can't walk or are tired easily. There is ALOT of walking and depending on where you enter you will hike/mountain climb a good half mile before reaching the path. My friends and I prepared to hike...More

Thank senecad2017
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

This walk is a bit steep and rocky but doable. There are places to rest along the way. Great views from the top and we saw some people getting ice cream up there if you're interested in a treat after your climb. We started the...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Walk across the Carl Theodor Old Bridge, and you'll see the entrance, stone encased for the start, leading up to a beautiful traverse of the hillside, over the River Neckar, with grand sights of the Heidelberg Castle, the bridge, and the beautiful old village below...More

3  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We can really recommend "climbing" the Philiophenweg, if you decide do to some "sports" during your stay in Heidelberg. It is a bit steep at the beginning, but nothing you should really worry about. You are rewarded by the views you get on the city...More

Thank Arne S
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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
17 March 2017|
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Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
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