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Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)

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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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Strenuous walk in very hot weather, views fabulous over Heidelberg, not to be missed, can have beer stops when come down the other side.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Strenuous walk in very hot weather, views fabulous over Heidelberg, not to be missed, can have beer stops when come down the other side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful time taking advantage of the beautiful spring weather above the Neckar River valley; strolling on the same paths that inspired the great German writers, philosophers and poets of the Age of Enlightenment. The paths on the north side of the river lead up the mountain and you have a wonderful photographer's position at several points along the... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

the philosophers way is not in the old town as shown in photograph, it is on the opposite hill overlooking the town and the castle. it is a prk walk, very relaxing and beautiful. getting there was a little tricky as car access was blocked. we parked at one of the lower streets. we got there late in the afternoon... More 

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Milbridge, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We decided to waly this trail, from Bizmarkplatz, over the bridge to Neuenheim where the "way" begins. It is a long, uphill climb but the views and the gardens are spectacular. Good walking shoes needed and the ability to hike an incline. Bring a picnic!

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

We reached Philosophers Way by a small path, right across the road from Carl Theodore Bridge. Climbing up those cobblestone steps, we twisted and meandered between apple orchards and stone fences. There were a two 'rest stop' platforms offering us amazing views of Heidelberg Altstadt and the castle. The walk itself is lovely and not too strenuous. Most of it... More 

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Alytus, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

In such privileged environment may become a philosopher. From above you can see a beautiful view: castle, river , bridges.People seen small...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Walking around castle has great views, but unfortunately you miss out on one of the best views, the castle itself! This little walk will give the opportunity for views of the city including the castle. There are lots of places to stop and take in the view. I would recommend taking some drinks and snacks and enjoying the time up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great place to stroll and people watch. So much history to take in. Clean, safe neighborhood. Nice cafes and restaurants.

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Leimen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We are family and friends ten persons altogether visited this. The way ride takes two hours for both going and coming down through normal road if one donot like to come down throguh philosopher way. We are prepared each with a water bottle which was very useful. We have taken snaps at good spots in between. We enjoyed walking the... More 

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Birkirkara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

There is a lovely view over the old part of Heidelberg, old bridge and castle from the Philosophers' Way. I think it is over rated though. The walk is quite easy although the Snake Path, which is fairly short, is quite steep in places and has a number of steps to go up or down depending from where you start... More 

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