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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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Obligatory activity when visiting Heidelberg

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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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Freising, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The way to the philosophenweg from twon is actually cooler than the philosophenweg itself. The road does show nice views and is a relax place to hike and run. Lots of tourists again, just like the whole of Heidelberg.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The oldest university in Germany, the University of Heidelberg is located here and is a leading center for scientific and medical research. Because of the number of students, Heidelberg is one of the “youngest” cities in Germany. The students energy can be felt along the lovely wide pedestrian street. Perfect for a stroll day or night.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of modern physics ideas might have been inspired on this beautiful walk. Think of what you can discover when you walk it. Oh and the view of the city is great

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Llangollen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a good walk with excellent views of the castle but not for the fainthearted. The walk is traditionally to help you to pause and get philosophical and thoughtful, and this it achieves as went you get to to think why the hell did I do that as you get your breath back but the rewards are the views and smug... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All kinds of shops. All kinds of places to eat. There is something for everyone. The views are great and the area feels great. I would walk through instead again. There is always something to find.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this walk in the morning and it was well worth it. The views are specracular! The walk down is a bit steep so wear the right shoes!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed on the old town side of the river Neckar, crossed the Old Bridge and took the Schlangenweg (snake way) which is a steep, paved with cobblestones and rather challenging way to reach the Philosopher's Way. A couple of stops allowed us to look down on the town. Turning to the right leads you into the woods after a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice relaxing walk that provides beautiful views of Heidelberg! I recommend continuing your walk up to the ruins (follow the blue castle signs).

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