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Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)

Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Walk Where Famous Poets and Philosophers Stroll

Walk across the Carl Theodor Old Bridge, and you'll see the entrance, stone encased for the start... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Steve H
Salt Lake City, Utah
Nice walk and views

We can really recommend "climbing" the Philiophenweg, if you decide do to some "sports" during your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Arne S
Rodgau, Germany
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This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.
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“the river” (81 reviews)
Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Walk across the Carl Theodor Old Bridge, and you'll see the entrance, stone encased for the start, leading up to a beautiful traverse of the hillside, over the River Neckar, with grand sights of the Heidelberg Castle, the bridge, and the beautiful old village below...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We can really recommend "climbing" the Philiophenweg, if you decide do to some "sports" during your stay in Heidelberg. It is a bit steep at the beginning, but nothing you should really worry about. You are rewarded by the views you get on the city...More

Thank Arne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good walk/hike with a pretty good climb on the east end so plan your root. Good views and lots of lovely greenery

Thank oli h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We needed a break from the tour, all the food and the boat...so we took a short walk on Philosophers' Way to get some exercise and also got some incredible views!

1  Thank Les H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very pleasant walk with wonderful views of the city. There are benches along the way that you can sit and enjoy the view. I started the walk by having a coffee and pastry at one of the cafes in Neuenheimer Marktplatz, where...More

1  Thank tomatenu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

More than 650 steps to go up from the old town bridge but the view will be worth it! If the weather is hot, take a few bottles of water with you. There are a couple of restplaces on way up and benches on top....More

Thank Riku M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It seemed to me that not too many tourists have found this place yet. You do have to climb a bit but the views from the viewing places are amazing and there are some nice benches for piknik or breakfast.

Thank Mari L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views ver Heidelberg and the castle from the other side ot the river. Lovely way to spend an hour or two and get some exercise. Fairly steep climb (mostly steps from the far end of the old bridge for about twenty minutes, then a...More

1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite thing I did in Heidelberg. After a large breakfast I got up and walked early to philosophers wayafter crossing over the old bridge. It's easy to find. This is a strenuous hike but most people can do it with a little...More

1  Thank Jon M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The views from the top are incredible, but be prepared for a strenuous trip up. My husband and I are late 20s and in good shape, and still needed the multiple stops on the way up. Take water before you start the hike!

Thank schmidtlr
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16 March 2017|
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Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
We started by going over the old bridge then going uphill and ended up by the new bridge the time depends on your fitness as it is steep in places