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Thingstatte

Auf dem Heiligenberg 1, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Imposing

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

Reviewed yesterday
giffenk
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Breathtaking

This place was really worth a long up hill hike from the down town. It is amazing breath taking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
EvaF2Eva
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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“third reich” (3 reviews)
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Auf dem Heiligenberg 1, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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"monastery ruins"
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"third reich"
in 3 reviews
"eerie feeling"
in 2 reviews
"outdoor theatre"
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"nazi history"
in 2 reviews
"philosophers path"
in 3 reviews
"old bridge"
in 10 reviews
"mountain top"
in 2 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 4 reviews
"the river"
in 7 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 2 reviews
"heidelberg castle"
in 7 reviews
"take your time"
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"great view"
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"amphitheater"
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"forest"
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"hike"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank giffenk
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

......but highly recommended. You may not want to ever go again but will be pleased you did it once.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This amphitheater was built by forced labor in the 1930s. Whether you stand on the immense stage, or sit anywhere in the even more immense stone seating area, you have to be impressed. This is an arena of grandeur. And also a monument to the...More

2  Thank EMinch
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Absolutely astonishing place on top of the Hill - feel yourself the Spirit hitler and göbbels wanted to give to the People through this Place

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

I can't just review the Thingstätte, but the whole walk to get there, the sights along the way and the feelings it can give. Start at the Theodor-Heuss Brücke in Heidelberg, looking out to the castle on your right, with Königstuhl rising up behind it....More

5  Thank David B
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

It takes 60-90 minutes to get there from the city center and the path is`nt well signed. After arrival you will find an unattractive place. Save your time and visit better places in Heidelberg.

Thank JKM1Muenchen
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 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

2  Thank Buddy V
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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

1  Thank ItIsSunny
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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

1  Thank D3an_M0riarty
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scrogginsandwench
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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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