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“A lovely place with endless walks and points of interest”

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 19 July 2018

We spent a week in Heidelberg and were lucky enough to have good weather. We saved the Philosopher's Walk till the last day and it made a great Grand Finale to the holiday. The approach from Alte Brucke is probably the best; you can either do a short pleasant walk above the Neckar coming down the steps at the next bridge, or you can roam further. We made it to Thingstatte and St Michael's Monatery ruins, well worth the 2 hr uphill walk and fabulous city views on the way. As someone remarked earlier, I agree the views from here are better in my opinion than from the castle. It's a good way to get fitter after all that rich German food!

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

從老橋這端進入哲學家小徑需要爬上一段陡坡,如果穿平底鞋比較適合。 在上坡路段,望左看可以從矮樹林間窺見遠方的城堡;在往上一小段就可進入平緩路段,一邊是內卡河、城堡和下方的市鎮交織的美景,另外一邊有自然的景觀。約在中段有一個花園休憩區。小徑的後段是一個寧靜的住宅區和研究機構。
過了橋,可選擇往左回到老橋及城堡區,或往右到現代的海德堡市鎮。
At the entrance a steep slope may be a little exhausting ... at some points don't forget to take a short rest on the way and you will get nice view at the left side. Soon after this, a nice picture from the Neckar river below together with full picture on the Castle of Heidelberg will sweep all tiredness and makes you fully realize why those philosophers could be inspired :)
After this all the way to the another side of this trail is quite different from its starting point; refreshing atmosphere and nice views make this trail a really good point for visitors.
As approaching to the end, you will enter a quiet residence area with partly research institute accompanies with our way back to the city. After across the river, you can turn left back to the old bridge and Castle or another direction to the modern city.

Thank cflbox
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

When visiting Heidelberg don't miss the wonderful panoramic promenade "Philosophenweg" - it is on the opposite side of the hill with the castle and you will enjoy a splendid view on the Old Town of Heidelberg and the castle.
The promade is circa 2 km long and you can access it from the Heidelberg quarter Neuenheim - the first part is quite steep but it's worth the effort!

Thank Julie_HD2014
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

This walk was a little disappointing but the great view in a few spots made up for it. It gets four star only because it has a two really good spots to take pictures of Heidelberg, which is a beautiful city.

Thank Robert L
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

It’s a very nice walk with a beautiful view on the old town and on the castle of Heidelberg. The beginning is very steep.

Thank Dioniso D
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