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Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)

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Address: Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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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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The Perfect View of a Classic City

This walk gives one splendid views of Heidelberg and is invigorating in and of itself. Try it anytime during the day and also at night when the fireworks are set off at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Scott P
Newberg, Oregon
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Newberg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This walk gives one splendid views of Heidelberg and is invigorating in and of itself. Try it anytime during the day and also at night when the fireworks are set off at the castle.

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Fairfax, Va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We never would have known about this place if it weren't for the Segway Tour we took. Sadly future segway tours may not be allowed. Beautiful area with excellent views of historic Heidelberg, the castle, the river and bridges. Great photo opportunities (an in today's world - selfies). I highly recommend taking a stroll or riding a bike across the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Put your hiking shoes on, grab a bottle of water. It's a long nice walk with spectacular views of Heidelberg.

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Kenmore, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strolling thru the narrow roads and alleys, takes you back to medieval times. Plenty of shops and restaurants now dot the streets. Fun to poke your head inside the shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a beautiful walk among yellow/red trees, with a fantastic view of the castle and of the whole city. Beforehands, it is interesting to read about the philosophers and writers who used to go there for inspiration.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice walk if you're a fan of walking and wondering around when visiting a city, if you don't have much time in the city I would recommend skipping it.

Thank Karimagdy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Great view of Heidelberg. Nice place to take a walk. 來海德堡一定要上來這裡看一下全市的景觀,可以清楚看到古橋,古堡以及就市鎮。氣氛也很好,很多運動的人,非常適合優閒散步

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This path is just above the town with great views. Along the way you can deviate uphill to the monastery and Roman ruins which are well worth the uphill walk to get there.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My husband and I strolled along here on a rainy day and loved it.. romantic, peaceful and just plain beautiful. Nice way to commune with nature.. you can well understand why it was named Philophers' Way.. you can hear yourself think...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We did this walk on the last morning. Walking from the modern bridge to the old bridge, we had to climb up the steep path to the walk.The sun was out and the effort of walking up hill soon made us hot and thirsty. Take some water with you, there are no shops on the walk. Once on the level... More 

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