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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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All reviews old bridge nice walk the river snake path theodor heuss steep climb great hike great view well worth the effort enjoy the view walking shoes philosopher's walk across the bridge sunny day visiting heidelberg views hill
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As you walk along the Philosophenweg and gradually increase in altitude, you will get to witness the breathtaking scenery of Heidelberg. Simple majestic.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ao742
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After crossing the bridge and the Neckar river, we walked up the hill on the other side and walked along the Philosophenweg or Philosophers' way, which had a great view over the city.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great walk, amazing views..it's either steep up or steep down! Your choice. Have to be reasonably fit .,Have a rest on a bench when you get up there.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rob R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was quite suprised when I learnt that this way calls Phiosophers' Way. Some friends told me some stories about this way and then I totally loved it. It is wonderful to see some places that have some stories!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank phillosophicum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely walk along the opposite side of the valley from the Old City which afforded great views. A bit of a climb up but well worth it. Definitely a must do.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 726jon
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

Incredible walk that allows you to enjoy the best views of the old city if Heidelberg. You can choose how long you want to walk. A short walk shows you the city, a bit longer one makes you go into a forest with the tallest...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank montinsa
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Please do not miss this walk if visiting Heidelberg. Pleasant walk, breathtaking vies of the city with the castle, especially in the afternoon, when the sunlight is just right. Also, leads to more interesting sites up the Heiligenberg.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Gorky S
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

A bit of a steep climb but well worth the views at the top! Path was a bit untidy with lots of rubbish around (just after New Years Eve) but was quite interesting. The walk took us about 40 minutes with stops and takes you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Anniebj77
Reviewed 4 January 2019

The path is very easy and has lot of fauna and you can enjoy the view of the old town, the palace, the old bridge and the river Neckar from this path.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jassies
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

I walked for 3h there. The ruins, the path, the trees and the view from the top are OK compared to the rest of the city. It is a good place for hiking and exercise though. Using Google Maps offline and Maps.me made me choose...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 731heldern
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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
Christopher D
16 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