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Thingstatte

Auf dem Heiligenberg, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Of Historical Importance

Any student of Nazi history needs to visit the site. I went early in the morning and walked up the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jon M
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Long Beach, CA
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Interesting

Very interesting location very relevant to the nazi times, worth a visit if you love history. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carolina B
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Calgary, Canada
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Auf dem Heiligenberg, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 April 2017

First thing to know...there is a bus that will take you within 200m of this site. Second, the end of the Philosopher's Walk is NO WHERE NEAR this site. We started the PW at the north end of the Alte Bruck (Old Bridge) and followed...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Heidelberg Thingstätte is an open-air theatre on the Heiligenberg.It was built as a multi-disciplinary outdoor theatre which enjoyed brief popularity in pre-war Nazi Germany. Nice place to go for hiking and have a panoramic view.

2  Thank PankajB
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is said to be a Nazi era outdoor amphitheater for political rallies and such. It's a nice walk up from town but a map of all the trails helps a lot. I think there is a bus that goes up most of the way...More

1  Thank mojave_ben
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We went up the hill (the Heiligenberg) with the car. It takes another 600m from the parking lot to the Thingstatte. When we arrived, a group of three was filming a song performance. It was quite amazing how the wall behind the "stage" reflects the...More

5  Thank StevenJackson2016
Reviewed 7 September 2016

It's a really huge and beautifully laid out outdoor stadium set into the side of the mountain. But I dare you not to think of it filled with people in the National Socialist era. For history enthusiasts, should not be missed, though it is definitely...More

2  Thank Ken A
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scrogginsandwench
How can we drive to the parking areas from heidelburg?
5 September 2016|
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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
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