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Address: Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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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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Philosophy at its best!!

A wonderful walk with stunning views over the old town and further. We walked from the old bridge direction. Quite a steep climb but plenty of stopping places and a super ice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A wonderful walk with stunning views over the old town and further. We walked from the old bridge direction. Quite a steep climb but plenty of stopping places and a super ice cream kiosk half way!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My son and I hiked to the top and saw St. Michael's castle, a Nazi era Amphitheater, and a 4th century fort. We hiked up for 2 hours and down for 1 hour. A great workout. But: you can get there by car and there is a restaurant at the top

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We went up the 'long' way, starting at the Irish bar at the bottom of the new bridge, a more gentle route. It wasn't too strenuous, but it was 35 degrees and we were glad we had water, although there is a kiosk near the top. The views of the castle, bridge and river are stunning, don't miss it. The... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There are souvenir shops around the Church as well as across the it. Plenty of cheap grocery stores to get basic food as this is a place where a lot of students live.

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We took the bus to the base of Philosopher's Way, the hike was a beautiful, it was a perfect spring day not too hot. I would recommend taking water and snacks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

You probably won't find too special on the path, well it has many greens on both sides though. But if you look from the road down to the old town side, the view is breathtaking!

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Hennef, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

To get a great view back over the Altstadt and the castle, this is a lovely walk. Not too strenuous, we managed to do this in sandals and near 30 degree heat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

There will still be people but it is a lovely place to get away from the busy and touristy center of Heidelberg. At the same time it gives the best view on the castle and the Old city

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It could be a challenging climb uphill, but once you conquered it the view of Heidelberg is amazing. Steps leading down could be slippery, so I'd recommend wearing a comfortable pair of shoes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

put your hiking shoes on, grab a bottle of water. the Philosophers are all like athletes. the views are wonderful, once you climb to the weg, you know why philosophers like walking there.

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Address: Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Heidelberg

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