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The Heidelberg Thingstätte is an open-air theatre on the Heiligenberg mountain. It was built during... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
West New York, New Jersey
Historical Place in the mountains above and across old town of Heidelberg

In good shape. But not used by the officials in heidelberg. Illegal meetings there (mainly 1st of... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Waghausel, Germany
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Auf dem Heiligenberg 1, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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All reviews monastery ruins third reich eerie feeling nazi propaganda an open air theatre german friends albert speer up hill historical place worth the trip worth the effort philosophers walk heidelberg castle take your time old town amphitheater forest
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Heidelberg Thingstätte is an open-air theatre on the Heiligenberg mountain. It was built during the Third Reich in 1935 for Nazi performances and events. It is a protected cultural monument, but never used since. It has approximately 8,000 seats or 15,000 standees. Very interesting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vladrocks
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

In good shape. But not used by the officials in heidelberg. Illegal meetings there (mainly 1st of may each year) will be prosecuted.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RSR928
Reviewed 17 October 2018

it was 40 years ago i last wnet to Thingstadt. And coming back as an adult sitting in the massive area just thinking about what when on there and where we have ome since then makes for a great experience. The sheer silent aura surrounding...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jteal
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

On my last visit to Heidelberg the weather was pretty poor so I missed visiting this classic attraction. This time my Heidelberg resident son took us up the hill (phew!) and, finally, there it was in all its grandeur. The German people tend to be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank johnkathbuckley
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Some German friends of our took us out on a drive up a very steep hill until we arrived at this location. Once we had stopped for a drink at the restaurant we walked to the top of this hill and found this amphitheater -...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Linda R
Reviewed 26 August 2018

When checking the place on TripAdvisor, I never even thought of going there, because the photos looked like there's nothing especially interesting. Though, convinced by my friends I decided to give it a try, and it was totally worth it. You have to take a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank valentinaz844
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Do some research on this before you go, it's very interesting. We climbed on a hot day and the shade from the trees was needed! We used Google maps to navigate as the signage was not great once we left the philosophers walk.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank K A
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Do not go there. It is not worth the very strenous walk uphill. Not only it is tiring but it is through the MIDDLE OF A FOREST without a living soul (even on a national holiday day, sunny and warm day). Very eerie, sometimes no...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Beatriz M
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

It is a very large amphitheatre tucked away in the woods at the top of the hill. Imposing structure.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank giffenk
Reviewed 24 April 2018

This place was really worth a long up hill hike from the down town. It is amazing breath taking building. Although I had a bit mixed feelings knowing under which circumstances it was built I am glad that I saw it.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank EvaF2Eva
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5 September 2016|
Response from Scout12563 | Reviewed this property |
We used Google Maps to find the end of the road near the parking lot and dropped a pin. It is up through a neighborhood and when you star getting close there are signs. I am not sure the locals want you to find it. There... More