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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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Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Hike heiligenberg, climb all the steps up past Thingstatte and reward yourself with this interesting little pile of ruins that are almost hidden and I would imagine often overlooked by tourists to the area. Quite the gem. I enjoy the hike so have been here on multiple visits to Heidelberg and have always appreciated the peacefulness of the spot.

Thank RisaR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We walked up here from the river and it was definitely worth the time and effort. It is yet another incredible bit of history that has great views and the information provided is good. Great spot around there for a picnicking.

Thank Deejay2012
Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Take the time to drive up to these ruins. A nice wooded walk leads you up and you will most likely be met with only a handful of other tourists and an interesting site. Wander and climb the tower for the view. It is free and child friendly as the children can jump and climb! There is a nice looking... More 

Thank GoCat22
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank TwoSmallPotatoes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 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

1 Thank OlderJay
Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 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

1 Thank Aditya K
London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
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 

Thank trvlwrldgrl
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.

2 Thank loving_midlife
Madison, Alabama
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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.

Thank Kirk-Kuebbing

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