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Address: Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous...
This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.
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Tahoe George

A walk on the street is a great way to see old Heidelberg from high above the Neckar River on the north side of the city. The street is an uphill climb which at times was quite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A walk on the street is a great way to see old Heidelberg from high above the Neckar River on the north side of the city. The street is an uphill climb which at times was quite steep. But once you get to the top it has a fantastic view of the castle and old city. You can either backtrack... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

One of the nices placest to be and see around this city ! great view of the city and walk around this place is breathtaking. highly recommended

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Rapid City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Okay, sorry, it is a bit of a hike, but it really is beautiful. I was tempted not to review this, for I would hate for this to become another "Altstadt tourist destination" and destroy the quiet and the beauty of the nature. So if you go, tread like the local Germans do, quiet, peaceful, respectful, and contemplating nature or... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The philosophers way in heidelburg is path towards hill top on other side of Neckar river, overlooking the castle. The path is very steep and one have make extra effort to reach upto observation tower. However reaching on height, rare scenic view can be seen.

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Nothing to dislike. Beautiful panorama..Snake Walk was closed for repairs so had to walk a little further along before descending. A 'must do' on your visit.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I did this walk on a beautiful sunny day, and the views at the top were superb. When the philosophersweg ends, continue all the way up the mountain to the top, where you will find a nice restaurant, a lookout point in an old tower, a really cool old abandoned Nazi Ampitheatre (Thingstätte) which can seat 8000 people and some... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Yes, you have to climb a steep slope until you get there but will be rewarded with stunning views of Heidelberg and the old castle opposite!

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The Philosophenweg is an excellent viewpoint due to the altitude and location on other side of Neckar river overseeing the Schloss Castle. Mind the steep gradient on the way but all effort will fruity with the picturesque top. Further hiking to observation tower is highly recommended.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Although it was a bit difficult to find (unfortunately the stairs leading up to it were under reconstruction), it was worth the effort- the view is amazing. Definitely should have not worn brand new shoes though, it was pretty muddy! There are lots of other paths, and towers to climb - it's a national park- so it's entirely up to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Brilliant place for a walk so put on those walking shoes and take in the laneways along the way. A great way to finish off a trip to the castle and up the top of the mountain. Quite a few cafes and restaurants along this street so just take a note which ones the tour groups are going into and... More 

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