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Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)

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Address: Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous...

This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.

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A fantastic view

If you want to get a overview of the beauty of Heidelberg, you should try Philosophenweg. You can choose between a regular way and stairs to get up and down. Iit is a 2 km long... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to get a overview of the beauty of Heidelberg, you should try Philosophenweg. You can choose between a regular way and stairs to get up and down. Iit is a 2 km long way and it is particularly steep at the beginning. It leads from the Heidelberg district of Neuenheim. Many benches along the way give a... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved doing it and never been disappointed. It's a good activity, and maybe a bit sport activity. But at the end, the view is wonderful and full of surprises.

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Nagpur India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Philospher’s way is a climb up the hill across the river. The winding path is lined by stone walls on both sides for the initial distance. the climb is moderately steep but there are viewpoints along the way where one can sit down, look down at the picturesque town and the continue the climb. The way on top offers excellent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here on the same day that I toured the schloss and the königstuhl -- enjoy the views of the philosophenweg the best! The walk is not for the faint of heart (about .5 miles uphill to reach a flat road). One more tip -- it is hard to philosophize on this walk when you have a full bladder.... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great view of the river. A steep walk. With each step, it makes you think of those who went before you and who were educated in this historic City.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coming up here at night can be very nice with all the lights illuminating the city and the castle. The silence let's you calm down.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

You could spend several days walking the many trails that branch out from philosophenweg. We spent about 4 hours on a cold but sunny day. Bring a map, although everywhere there is a turn or fork, it is marked. Parts of the trail at this time of year were icy, so good shoes would be helpful

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Clinton, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We walked this path on a freezing cold day and still loved it! It is steep at the beginning, but stick with it and it isn't too bad. The views are amazing. There are areas you can sit and enjoy the view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We were visiting in December, but still felt obliged to walk a section of the 'Philosphers Way'. We started after crossing Theodor Heusse Bridge, and yes, initially it is a little steep at the early stages. However, if you are of average fitness, and are wearing flat shoes, it should not be a problem (we were all in our late... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

If you are a fan of nature and you are in Heidelberg, it's worth visiting! It's unbelievable, how fast you can go so close to the nature in the middle of the city!

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