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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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Old but a beautiful town

Walking through the city made me realize how beautiful this city is and no wonder there were so many tourists. We enjoyed our walk upto the bridge and I was happy to see the way... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through the city made me realize how beautiful this city is and no wonder there were so many tourists. We enjoyed our walk upto the bridge and I was happy to see the way the town has been preserved. I think one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been to!!! If you are in the town... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the main shopping street of Heidelberg. Lots of chain shops and a few independent ones. There is a large number of bars and restaurants. For the small shops go up the many side streets.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very wonderful view on the city from he top of the hill. There are good place for doing exercises and mountain running.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thirty years ago this main thoroughfare into the old city was lined with boutique shops and lots of restaurants and pubs. Today it still has restaurants and pubs, but now both are mostly chains and the stores definitely are. My suggestion is to walk it once to get your bearings but then spend you time on side streets instead. Much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The philosopher's Way is really nice in all seasons: refreshing in Summer, colorful in Autumn, full of snow in Winter and with really good fragrance in Spring. It also has a terrific view. 100% recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you walk on this road, you will always feel that you must be in a fairy-tale. The view of Heidelberg old city will amaze you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a must see location if in the city don't miss this historical location, Many friendly folks to guide you a tour would be advisable if not family with the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit of a hike that is a bit out of the way, but the scenery is breathtaking and worth it. I know people who come to this location during each of the four seasons just to photograph old town Heidelberg. Well worth the effort to see it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have only climbed the stairs once since I found the paved trail on the side. The view and pleasantries are worth the hike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The plazas in these areas were the first of Europe. A great leisurely way to aamber along and view shops, stop for coffee, snack or meal. Lovely shops! Beware the waves of tourists!

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