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Address: Auf dem Heiligenberg, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

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Small but neat old monastery ruins

The ruins of St. Michael's Monastery (Michaelskloster) are an incredibly short walk from Thingstatte, both of which are located at the top of Heiligenberg, a roughly 440 m hill... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2014
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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The ruins of St. Michael's Monastery (Michaelskloster) are an incredibly short walk from Thingstatte, both of which are located at the top of Heiligenberg, a roughly 440 m hill across the Neckar River from Heidelberg Castle, Old Town, and much of the town of Hiedelberg. You can drive to within a short distance of Thingstatte and follow clearly marked signs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

My wife and I visited the old Monastery and we thought it was amazing. There wasn't a ton of information available but we were able to translate some of the plaques that are through out the place. Has a lot of History and is really old. Check it out

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Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Near the thingstatte , a good add on attraction. The entry is free and you can climb the towers to get a good view of the place

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This was the end point for our mountain hike (also checked out points of interest such as Philosopher's Walk & Thingstatte). It was really interested to see the ruins; the city of Heidelberg has put up plaques amongst the ruins to show what each room was once used for. If you enjoy history & architecture (as well as hiking &... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Ruins of an old monastery. Some signs help you figure out what the different rooms were. You'll be exploring all the sights up there. Wear good shoes as there is a lot of walking over unpaved ground. Some of it is a little rough. Sometimes there is a restaurant open.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

This is one of three attractions up on the mountain, we visited after our monumental stairclimbing at the adjacent Thingstatte. Climb the tower for another impressive view of Heidelberg and the surrounding ruins.

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