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Amazing little route alonge the old Town

Very nice little path that takes you along the Neckar River with a pretty view from the mountain... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lucia P
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Nice long walk about the city noise

Nice long walk about the city noise, I started at the Saturday Farmers Market and slowly walked... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.
Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice little path that takes you along the Neckar River with a pretty view from the mountain. If the weather is nice you can take a stop at the garden with all its flowers and have a wonderful view on the castle.

Thank Lucia P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice long walk about the city noise, I started at the Saturday Farmers Market and slowly walked uphill (I did not want to take the stairs straight up) Beautiful views of river and all of Heidelburg. I continued walking to the Monestary.

1  Thank buenotraveling
Reviewed 5 days ago

We entered the trail by walking up steps immediately across the street from the Old Heidelberg Bridge (walking from the city center). I would say it was about 300 steps up(?) I had 30 lb bag on my back (photography gear); I'm 6'1" and it...More

Thank Mikewinburn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice route to have a walk, relax in nature, and have a conversation. Also, you have a beautiful view on the Karl Theodore bridge, as well as on the castle...

Thank purger23
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel owner advised us to do our town centre and castle explorings in the morning and save this walk until the afternoon as by then the sun would be behind you as you take your pictures of the castle. That's what we did and...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We brought our 1 year old on a stroller on both occasions. There are 2 ways up, either via the west which was stroller friendly, or from the old bridge. Go in the late afternoon for better picture opportunities.

Thank DrJohnWong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In my opinion, this place has the best views you can find in Heidelberg. Yes, much better, than the castle, because from there you can also see the castle itself. I would recommend going there, even if you have only one day. Amazing photos guaranteed!

Thank Valentina Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This way is suitable for runners! After a long run this give you a spectacular view of the whole town with an old bridge at foreground and the Heidelberg castle at the background. breathtaking flawlessly view.

Thank Moowan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend who used to live in Heidelberg recommended we see it (the town and the castle) from the other side of the Neckar river before visiting the castle. I agree this is a great way to see Heidelberg, if you have the time! You...More

2  Thank Nousj
Reviewed 14 August 2018

It isn't that difficult, but someone with health issues or balance may have some trouble negotiating the trail. It goes up about 25 floor from the start, and the cobblestones can be a bit uneven. I strongly encourage the effort, though, and definitely a great...More

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Jett F
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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
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