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Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)
Ranked #3 of 98 things to do in Heidelberg
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Owner description: This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous stroll through the woods. Loved the autumnal colours , fine exercise but no good if you have any health issues as it was quite a long walk. Lovely views and photo opportunities.

1  Thank loujane1960
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

nice climb, after the staircase at first, the inclination of the hill itself was not very steep. We went up at around 5pm,and when going down it was starting to get dark. This gave us a great view of the castle that was lighted on the other side of the river. I do recommend you bring a torchlight if you go at night, as the steps we took on the way down were quite dark (and uneven), although most people nowadays have a torchlight function on their phones.

Thank Arnoud B
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk and beautiful views of the Neckar River & Heidelberg. Not a difficult walk but well worth it.

1  Thank Cloey2031
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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.

2  Thank Mypace
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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.

1  Thank Katrien S
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