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Thingstatte

Auf dem Heiligenberg, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Eerie, but must see

I️ saw the Thingstatte in a thick, soupy fog, late in the day. This amphitheater built into a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Buddy V
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Surprising bit of history tucked away

Well maintained outdoor arena from the 1930's. One could just imagine the Nazi rallies there. It... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
ItIsSunny
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Auf dem Heiligenberg, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I️ saw the Thingstatte in a thick, soupy fog, late in the day. This amphitheater built into a thickly forested hillside and is not to be missed. It is easy to imagine the fires burning as thousands listen to the Nazi propaganda speeches on the...More

Thank Buddy V
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Well maintained outdoor arena from the 1930's. One could just imagine the Nazi rallies there. It is well-maintained and is probably used for concerts to this day. Easy walk from the parking lot by St. Stephen's monastery ruins (where there is a magnificent view of...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is a open-air theatre built by the Nazis, modeled after an ancient Greek thater. When you walk up the stairs you get a somewhat eerie feeling. If you close your eyes you can almost see the swastika flags and high-ranking Nazis gathering some 80yrs...More

Thank D3an_M0riarty
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This was a bit of a hike up the mountainside and it was not as clearly signed as we were led to believe (by stone markers), however, after asking a couple of lovely helpful runners on the way we managed to find it and it...More

Thank NikiSPrague
Reviewed 2 October 2017

It is a bit of a trek to get there (on foot) but there is a road up there if you want to get the taxi. The amphitheatre is open-air on the Heiligenberg and was built during the Third Reich for performances and events. It...More

Thank Ricloff
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This amphitheater had been built by the National Socialists but seldom used. We found it a nice target for our trail up the hills on the other side of the Neckar (when looking from Heidelberg)

Thank matwen2016
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Up the hill on the other side of Heidelberg you find this amphi theater, that was build by the Nazi's for propaganda purposes. It is still in great shape and has 8.000 seats. It is worth visiting and it is a pity it is almost...More

Thank Ed L
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Climbing up the Philosphenweg and making our way to an old monastery on the top of the Heiligenberg we bumped into the Thingstätte right underneath the "peak" in a natural well. Built in the 30s of the past century it appears like an ancient amphitheatre...More

Thank Arne S
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Eerily quiet even on a summer Sunday, this place has thankfully not got any intepretative boards or unnecessary gimmicks. Just a place to sit and try and imagine it full with Goebbels speaking at the front. The bus 38 runs here every hour on Sundays...More

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Accessible by car for the most part just past a German Biergarten lies a amphitheater originally planned to seat 8,000 people. Goebbles held propaganda speeches here drawing a crowd of 30,000 people. It is all made of stone and brick reminding us of an eerie...More

Thank Lennart W
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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
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