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Thingstatte

Auf dem Heiligenberg, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Stunning acoustics high in the hills

This amphitheater had been built by the National Socialists but seldom used. We found it a nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
matwen2016
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Wurselen, Germany
Worth the trip to get there

Up the hill on the other side of Heidelberg you find this amphi theater, that was build by the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ed L
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Auf dem Heiligenberg, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Any student of Nazi history needs to visit the site. I went early in the morning and walked up the philosophers path all the way up the mountain and arrive about 8 o'clock. I was the only one there and it was Eerie, as I...More

1  Thank Jon M
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Very interesting location very relevant to the nazi times, worth a visit if you love history. It is a bit of a hike to get there though.

Thank Carolina B
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This open-air theater is still used by locals for May festival. Hitler apparently thought twice about allowing large assemblies and only allowed it to be used one time.

Thank LarryErickson
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

You can hike up the hills enclosed in a beautiful and multi color forest to reach to this abandoned propaganda theater. A few steps away you will also find the ruins of a 11th century St. Augustine monastery. On your hike down you can find...More

Thank Utku Ç
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

It's one of the best places, as Flor me, in Heidelberg. If you like walking, you like nature, if you like jogging outside or like sometimes to be for your own, just you and nature or maybe some other people, it's something for you. I...More

Thank Евгения Д
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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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