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Thingstatte

Address: Auf dem Heiligenberg, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Ranked #6 of 53 Attractions in Heidelberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks

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Toronto, Canada
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206 reviews 206 reviews
88 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I guess the Nazis figured anyone who wanted to climb the mountain opposite the city of Heidelberg really wanted to do so. The climb must have been a test in their beliefs otherwise it doesn't make a lot of sense. Once YOU get there it will be nothing but memorable. It stands out because you have no idea what to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

For history buffs, or even those seeking to stretch their legs, accessing the Thingstatte is a real step through history - from the remains of a roman temple to a second world war propaganda relic...and two millennium of church ruins in between. The ruins are even more interesting on foggy or poor weather days.

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Indiantown, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Having lived in Heidelberg for a number of years, this was always a unique place to bring any guests. You can look up the history of how and why it was built but now it is used as a place for pupils, graduating from German high school, to have a party. In the recent past it was also used for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Google told me getting from the station to there would be around 45 minutes. This was the time it took to walk _downhill_. Uphill was way longer and you should be prepared for a trip that is a little exhausting. The hiking itself is OK but this doesn't make this one a rank 5 in Heidelberg. Check out the pictures... 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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16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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