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Great views of Old Town and Castle from the North side of the river

Can't beat the view, but be prepared for some steep parts at the start (Western edge) and down the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paulanus
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New York City, New York
Worth every sweat

Me and my friends love to explore and try new things, this activity was a fun way to start the day... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.
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Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Can't beat the view, but be prepared for some steep parts at the start (Western edge) and down the optional shortcut back to the city (at Alte Bruecke) called Schlangenweg. Functional footwear (like sneakers) is highly recommended.

Thank Paulanus
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my friends love to explore and try new things, this activity was a fun way to start the day. We went further more to see the Theater which was built by the nazis years ago. Worth the time spent and it was a...More

Thank FK_AlMarzooqi
Reviewed 3 days ago

After a 40 year absence from Heidelberg we made a trip back and this walk was one of the highlights. It was a great day and it turned out to very popular with many locals and tourists alike. This is something we will do again...More

Thank jteal
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed a sunny but fairly cool late summer day as we walked up to and down the Philsopher's Way. The views over the river and the city were beautiful and we very much enjoyed the experience.

Thank jdselby
Reviewed 6 days ago

In this busy touristic town ( too busy sometimes) it's precious to know that a place as the 'philosophenweg' exists... In this historical students' town, this way on the hill in front of the town, is the best to feel the real mood of this...More

1  Thank Gil40100
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy the breathtaking views of Heidelberg while strolling along this thought provoking path, well taken care of and manicured.

Thank W8859HCmarkl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful hiking\sightseeing trail with excellent view of the city. For travelers, this is the best route to understand what is where in the city.

Thank Amgains
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to walk off the Pork Knuckle and beer,walk across the bridge and up to the philosophers walk.Lovely way to look back over the river and city on a leisurely walk.The climb to the walk is a bit steep, but not too bad.Allow...More

Thank JudyM1888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an important part of the romantic Heidelberg you shouldn't miss it. If you stay in the old town of the city you should make a "detour" over the Philosophenweg. You will be rewarded with a spectacular view to the river with the bridge...More

1  Thank Ralf K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hike up the hill is well worth it when you experience the panoramic view of the old town Heidelberg - the castle, the churches, the old bridge, and the beautiful buildings. Although uphill all the way, the walk is along a paved road. Along...More

Thank Waverunner2012
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Jett F
13 August 2017|
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Response from Anne-Marie C | Reviewed this property |
The only thing I would recommend, if doing this in winter, is to make sure you have shoes with good soles and grip. We found the paved areas and stairs a little slippery, especially as it had been raining. It was still worth... More
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Christopher D
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Response from EMinch | Reviewed this property |
There are three main ways to and from the Philosophenweg. From east to west, these are the Hirschgasse, the Schlangenweg, and the most popular route that begins at the head of Ladenburgerstrasse in Neuenheim. The... More
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