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Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)

Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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its a great way to start the day.Its a bit up hill at times, once at the top its an amazing views... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2012
idlehands26
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Redondo Beach, California
Philosopher's Way

A small hike uphill that offers some amazing views of the city, mountain, castle, river and old... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2012
Rania M
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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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” (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 19 May 2012

its a great way to start the day.Its a bit up hill at times, once at the top its an amazing views of the city

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Reviewed 18 May 2012

A small hike uphill that offers some amazing views of the city, mountain, castle, river and old bridge! A must do, in a late spring afternoon, when the sun is behind the mountain opposite you, to take some photos! :)

Thank Rania M
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

Wear good walking shoes for the climb but this is definitely a must do when in Heidelberg as the views over the town are amazing.

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Reviewed 3 May 2012

It is worth the climb to look at the views over the River, Old Bridge and Castle.

Thank Arthur M
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

This path is on the opposite side of the main town center across the River Neckar and there is a small sign across the road. It is a twisting and winding path that goes quiet a bit up. On the way you have various places...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

There's a reason that Goethe wrote about the city from this vantage point. It's an unobstructed view of the Altstadt fro a wonderful perspective, including the Schloss and the Alte Bruecke. The walk isn't all that hard for someone in halfway decent shape, and well...More

1  Thank Susan T
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

We took "Schlangenweg" up from Alte Brücke, which was quite a climb but then Philosophenweg was a nice downward slope with very nice views. Recommended!

Thank Dr_Port
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

A lovely walk with a fantastic view of the city - as long as you don't mind a bit of a climb. A must for visitors.

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Reviewed 5 April 2012

Part of the walk is walled, but as you go up the hill, you will see the full view of the old town of Heidelberg and the castle. A nice view and a nice walk. Be careful, this is a rugged brick stones paved path,...More

Thank kwongman
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

Take your hiking shoes or at least running shoes. If it hasn't rained the trails are pretty good. You can meet at the Alte Brucke and then cross the Neckar and follow the signs "Philosophenweg". Steep stairs to start and then into the trails. Fortunately,...More

Thank AirSchis
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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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