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
Ranked #2 of 48 Attractions in Heidelberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Historic Walking Areas, Trails
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.
Write a Review

464 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    283
    163
    16
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) 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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

And take a walk along Philsopher's Way. The views are spectacular as you are walking up. It was misty when we walked, which enhanced the bright green color of the mosses and grass along the way. It was a very peaceful stroll.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
61 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We timed our stroll in the late afternoon to capture the soft light on the river, old town and bridge. From previous experience we walked across the bridge at Sofienstrabe and up Bruckenstrabe for 200 metres. The Philosophers' Way is sign posted on the right at Ladenburger Strabe. Walking from this direction is a lot easier with a long winding... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
37 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I recommend to walk the mountain, it is an amazing walk with beautiful views and stops to see the city under you and the river. If you are in Heidelberg and full of energy you must do it

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I took this walk and we were not disappointed. It is steep in parts but there are many places to catch your breath on the way up. The view from the top is amazing as you look back over the old town part of Heidelberg and Heidelberg Castle. We were there in summer and would advise to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The climb up from the Neckar is very steep and cobbled. There are a couple of rest areas with excellent views of the Altstadt and Castle. Once you get to the top you have several options to walk and some lovely areas to sit and enjoy an ice cream when the small kiosk is open.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, CO
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a lovely walk that includes the very best views of Heidelberg. Bring good shoes for hiking, water and your camera. Best place to photograph the Schloss, Alt Brucke and the Neckar River.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Philosopher's way is the most scenic and peaceful walking pathway I've ever had the good fortune to have experienced. You start down in the old town and make your way all the way up the mountain; through the beautiful Heidelberg Forest. Have a beer when you get back from a local bar!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The philosopher;s walk is a path between many gardens up in the hills above Heidelberg. The climb up is long and steep but well worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Beautiful view of Heidelberg and the castle. But beware--this is a walking path, not a quaint little street with shops, etc. like it shows in the photo. I was driving, trying to find what I thought was a shopping area and a place to park--ended up driving up the path! I thought it was just another narrow road and as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
India
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It was a bit of a walk on a summer's day but a beautiful one. The houses and greenery all around were picturesque. The view from the top especially can give you an idea why it's called what it is - to sit here and ponder on life and art would be ideal (if only it wasn't so crowded)

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?

If you own or manage Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing