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Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)

Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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If Your A Mountain Goat

Great view but a long climb to get there from The Old Bridge. Smokers, people with bad knees and... read more

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ViewsFromTheTomoka
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A lovely place with endless walks and points of interest

We spent a week in Heidelberg and were lucky enough to have good weather. We saved the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old bridge” (111 reviews)
“great walk” (38 reviews)
“the river” (97 reviews)
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Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great view but a long climb to get there from The Old Bridge. Smokers, people with bad knees and the over weight, it's not for you. For the record, I'm none of those. If you just want to climb stars and a lot of them,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a week in Heidelberg and were lucky enough to have good weather. We saved the Philosopher's Walk till the last day and it made a great Grand Finale to the holiday. The approach from Alte Brucke is probably the best; you can either...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

從老橋這端進入哲學家小徑需要爬上一段陡坡,如果穿平底鞋比較適合。 在上坡路段,望左看可以從矮樹林間窺見遠方的城堡;在往上一小段就可進入平緩路段,一邊是內卡河、城堡和下方的市鎮交織的美景,另外一邊有自然的景觀。約在中段有一個花園休憩區。小徑的後段是一個寧靜的住宅區和研究機構。 過了橋,可選擇往左回到老橋及城堡區,或往右到現代的海德堡市鎮。 At the entrance a steep slope may be a little exhausting ... at some points don't forget to take a short rest on the way and you will get nice view at the left side. Soon after this, a nice picture from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting Heidelberg don't miss the wonderful panoramic promenade "Philosophenweg" - it is on the opposite side of the hill with the castle and you will enjoy a splendid view on the Old Town of Heidelberg and the castle. The promade is circa 2 km...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This walk was a little disappointing but the great view in a few spots made up for it. It gets four star only because it has a two really good spots to take pictures of Heidelberg, which is a beautiful city.

Thank Robert L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a very nice walk with a beautiful view on the old town and on the castle of Heidelberg. The beginning is very steep.

Thank Dioniso D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great walk to view the old town and the castle. Personally, I think the view from here is better than from the castle. Nice and easy walk (yes, you do have to walk up a little bit), worth spending the time to walk. Suggest starting...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This makes for a great walk, but the climb up on the east side is quite steep and long. If you have the option, easier to climb on the west and descend on the east. The views are spectacular no matter how you get there.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommend coming here around 8-9pm by the time the sun is coming, it will provides one of the most stunning view over the city, a picturesque view!

Thank Cuong L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute most do for your city trip. Recommended to crosse the bridge close to Bismarckplatz and walk up the hill and hike along the Philosophenweg. Going down you should use the Schlangenweg. Then you are directly at the old bridge...

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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
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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
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