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

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Walk up is equally good - and amazing to see such a large structure at the top

We crossed the Old Bridge, went up the stairs to Philosophers Way, turned right and then followed the signs to Heiligenberg through the woods. We thought the signage was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We crossed the Old Bridge, went up the stairs to Philosophers Way, turned right and then followed the signs to Heiligenberg through the woods. We thought the signage was very good. Not really a chance to get lost as the pathway is fairly evident. Just keep going up. Then it flattens out and you are there. This amphitheater could hold... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Don't visit just after 1st May when they party up here ...on 2nd May the dregs of the partying were very obvious ..perhaps because it was a weekend so street cleaners wouldn't have been working. Shame as it spoilt it but still interesting to see. I knew what it was going to be like as had read up but more... More 

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Charlton, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I didn't find the site theory or creepy but I found it rather compelling because it's just one piece of the Nazi puzzle. Surviving icon which everyone should visit if they are in the Heidelberg area. It's important that we remember so that we do not repeat history. I drove up to the parking Area and walk the rest of... More 

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Melbourne
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Well worth the walk up the hill, the Thingstätte delivered. Adequately creepy, deserted, huge, and picturesque I enjoyed wandering around the Thingstätte. Such a shame it was used for Nazi Propoganda. Highly recommend!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I've worked in Heidelberg a number of times but only heard about this place on my last visit. Cycled up the paths (steep in places but easily manageable on a mountain bike) and was awestruck when we got to this amphitheatre. No-one else was there and it is not exactly well sign posted but it is hard not to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Go to the opposite hill across the Nekar and get lost in the woods, it is a magical place. Keep going up and reach the top where you will find a medieval tower. Watch the landscape but after it, keep going and you will find this incredible amphitheater built by the Nazis in the '35. If you keep walking you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a moderate walk of about an hour from central Heidelberg, but one which we did with our 3 children (10, 8 and 4 years) without difficulty. The paths are level and well-marked and it is a nice walk up to the Thingstatte. The site itself well rewards the walk. When we went up there, no one else was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I have visited Thingstatte before in the Summer and this time we went in the snow of the winter. The way up is via a twisty road and the authorities had done a great job of clearing the roads of snow quickly after the snow fall. Standing in the amphitheater it is difficult not to think of the use to... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

On my first trip back to Germany since 1960 when I was an exchange student in Luebeck, I wanted to re-visit Heidelberg. The Philosopher's Way to get to Thingstatte isn't as bad as some have said (even for this 70+ year old woman.) The ghosts of Nazi-era rallies (apparently Hitler planned this to recruit students from the University) and all... More 

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Pforzheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The walk up is tiring, but so worth it! I think there's a bus as well, but it was a nice day so we walked! Just past it there are ruins of an old monastery, which is really cool. If you have the time, definitely go see Thingstatte!

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