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Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)

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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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Walking the way of the Philosophs

Walking the way of the Philosophs, getting inspired like they were, a really nicve relaxing walk, amoung a beautiful scenery

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Furtwangen, Germany
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Furtwangen, Germany
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Walking the way of the Philosophs, getting inspired like they were, a really nicve relaxing walk, amoung a beautiful scenery

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Combine the walk along this way with a visit to the Thingstatte. The Philosopher's Way itself it not challenging and takes you through some nice forest. Rather than double-back, you can then drop back across the river into Heidelberg and walk back though town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and children did this walk on a dark and gloomy day in mist but loved it. It took a couple of hours tops. The view of the city from so many angles is worth the visit and even better I imagine in the off season. A must if you are visiting Heidelberg.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Intermittent rain didn't stop us from having fun on this lovely walk! At the top there's a wonderful view of the city. There are stops along the way up to sit and enjoy the view. We ran into fellow travelers and enjoyed a chat at one of these stops on the way up. The climb up and down is a... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

It is a nice promenade that encourage you to be reasonable and wise in this rapid world. You fill being enspired by the ideas of our best philisofers.

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Midlothian
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We just got back from Germany during the last week of November. Philosphers' Way was a very nice walk/hike that starts out on the main street and winds up the hillside. It's a narrow cobblestone path that includes many steps but it's not too hard to navigate. There a few look out stops along the route. It's neat to see... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Clean and lean but it is just an average garden at the end of this lonely street (or is it a lane?) In some parts of the lane/garden, you can see the River Neckar. The view was quite nice and you can sometimes see the old town as a backdrop. It is a bit lonely. Solo travelers should take extra... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

I felt that the only thing that I hadn't done in Heidelberg was this Walk and upon doing some research I made a simple walk really complicated (much to my husband's amazement). First, the beginning of the Walk is moderately uphill, so you will get your heart going a bit (but you have to work off the pastries and beer,... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Romantic place, take a walk and sit on benches with a nice wine and have a look to Heidelberg from top

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Germany
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17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a great walk and view however it's a serious walk with a steep grade. Great view when you get there. But we saw several who were having a very difficult time so be warned if you are not use to walking.

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