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Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)

Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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great view of the town

Once you cross the old bridge to the opposite side of the river you will find a sign... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nice little walk

Very nice to walk this. Enjoyed our company and walk on way into Heidelberg. Gave a very nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“great walk” (36 reviews)
“the river” (87 reviews)
Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The more fit, the better for tackling this hike but the reward is a gorgeous view of the entire city of Heidelberg and the Neckar River. Once at the top, you become aware of the great use made of the Philosopher's Way by locals in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here out of curiosity. Some nice views, and as I walked along the views became better & better. The end of this walk is at an old Nazi site, very weird & strangely beautiful. Enjoy!

Thank William M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's quite hard beacuase of the stairs but it's defenitely worth it. It's the perfect place to spend the afternoon after visiting the city and enjoy the beautiful sunset!

Thank Yana Catalina V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trekked uphill to thisn beautiful viewpoint. Nice escape from the city below and great views of the old castle and the old town. Definitely take the walk if you enjoy exploring and want another perspective of Heidelberg.

Thank jvreedenburgh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old bridge is a focal point in Heidelberg and is the leaving point for the Solarboat. It was the gate to the city in the Roman days and even today it is a striking sight.

Thank james p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a unique view of Heidelberg, then this is the spot for you. A peaceful garden situated on the side of a hill with beautiful foliage and plenty of seats to take in the view. This unique experience is a little bit of...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this loop on a perfect day in Heidelberg. A must do if the weather is good. Nice views across to the city and castle.

Thank MarkTiburon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked this trail on a rainy day to get some views of the city. The trail itself, if you leave the old city, cross the bridge and then walk up the trail and either back or go down and return along the river is...More

Thank doron z
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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
17 March 2017|
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Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
We started by going over the old bridge then going uphill and ended up by the new bridge the time depends on your fitness as it is steep in places