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“Not an easy trek”

Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)
Ranked #1 of 106 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 1 November 2017

We were staying at the Marriott right at the Neckar. We headed out and right there was the Iqbal Ufer, named after a S. Asian Philosopher
Poet who stayed across the river and regularly trekked the Philosophers' Path.

There are a number of stops as you go up. You can view it from the comfort of a stone bench too.

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"theodor heuss"
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"great hike"
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"great view"
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"across the bridge"
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

On the other side of the Neckar river, the climb up conveniently starts at the end of the Old bridge. It is a decent climb up, but there are several viewing platforms along the way, where one can take a rest. From the top one has very nice views over the Old bridge, the old town and the castle and surrounding wooded hills. It is a pretty nice walk, and one can walk down towards the next bridge.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Great hike ... put on comfortable shoes.. excellent view to Heidelberg....excellent for photographers...great shots fresh air ...but a little bit cold ...you can spend the day there but be prepared as there are no shops there or even bathrooms

1  Thank sameh m
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Once you cross the old bridge to the opposite side of the river you will find a sign Schlangenweg/Philospoherweg directly across the street. The path is cobbled stone and a bit of a climb. It is not steep but rather "snakes" its way back and forth hence its name. A local was even running up the path with his dog. Those of us far less fit certainly paused a few times on the walk up. The views from the Philosopher's way gives you a different perspective - you can see the town and the castle. The way is lined by a lot of private gardens full of flowers and plants. We primarily went up for the view, walked a little took some photos and turned around and retraced our steps. There were no other tourists there at 9 am.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Very nice to walk this. Enjoyed our company and walk on way into Heidelberg. Gave a very nice view of the city.

Thank Trisha B
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