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Thingstatte

Auf dem Heiligenberg, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Ranked #5 of 48 Attractions in Heidelberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: Many consider this a must-see if you are in the area. No matter what you believe you will feel upon arrival, that all changes once you walk onto the... more »
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Malchin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Beautiful in the spring. The moss on the ruins made for some great pics and the view over the Nakar Valley was great.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

In the middle of Philosophers Way you can go upwards, where you find a kiosk to by icecream. Everytime you can choose right or left you take the alternative leading up. Soon you will pass a tower and a little later some viewpoints, you will see some woods of the kind you find in the fairytails and then suddenly you´ll... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Beautiful open air amphitheater. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area near Heidelberg. Plenty of history in the area and lots of walking/hiking tracks. Recommended although you'll need a car to get there, bonus is that it's free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We climbed up there because some colleagues told me the place a really nice viewpoint over the valley and the Heidelberg castle downwards. Which was true, but when we started walking a bit further we discovered this incredible amphitheater as well as the ruins of a monastery from the 11th century. Definitely to be seen when going to Heidelberg. Few... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

I had planned to see this while we are in Germany but my wife and kids didn't know anything about it. You have to hike in a little ways so they were a wondering where we were going. When we got there I went over the history of the location with them and now they say it's one of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This stage was build by the Nazis for their propaganda as you can read on the signs. It has an interesting acoustics and was sometimes used for big concerts even long after the 2. World War. If you come here you can also visit the "Michaels Basilika" a monastery further up the hill and afterwards take a drink and a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Worth to visit that scenic place, don´t miss the view from the tower at the old monastery a little bit more downhill!

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I decided to go to Thingstatte on my visit in Heidelberg. If you like walking/hiking please go. Allow a couple of hours or more. I have to say that I got a bit lost following signs on the paths since none of it indicated Thinstatte or St Michaels monastery ruins. That wasn't a problem since I realized that all ways... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Run upp the stairs if you have the legs for it!! Or just walk... Sing a song on the stage and listen to the acoustics, it's amazing!!

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Körborn, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were a little short on time, so we drove up. It is an impressive structure. It's just like the pictures show. I would not make a special trip to Heidelberg just for this, but it's worth it if you have time.

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