We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)

Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Improve this listing
95%
Ranked #2 of 53 Attractions in Heidelberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Owner description: This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Owner description: This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.

Hotels near Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)

Write a Review

515 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    316
    177
    20
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Midlothian
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
85 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nicosia, Cyprus
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

a great walking pathway around heidelberg that you can ponder on your thoughts and ideas, the view is beautiful every step you take, i preferred to walk it during the late spring as the flowers are in bloom.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It's hard to get there, you have to walk all the way up the hill. but walking around with that perfect view is worth it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Heidelberg, Germany
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a very nice path with an amazing scenery. It is a great location for hiking as the road leads you to a number of tiny small paths that you can hike in the forest.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The are some nice spots for the city view, very nice for hiking and taking pictures.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We came here at the end of our day in Heidelberg. In hindsight, we should probably have done this at the start of the day instead. It was a steep walk. Unfortunately, we stopped before we could reach the end (wherever that is). But from the lookouts that we did encounter, we got a really nice view of the town... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg) also viewed

Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg
 
Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg
 

Been to Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?