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

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Interesting if you know the history

There isn't a lot to see here, but when you combine it with the history and the trek or drive to get up there. It is amazing to think about 20,000 people trekking up there to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I decided to hike up to the Thingstatte after taking the Philosopher's way. There aren't much information or instructions on how to get there. I read the reviews and followed the blue castle signs that occasionally you might see on the road. However, there is few such signs and lack of arrows. I didn't know whether I would get to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

There isn't a lot to see here, but when you combine it with the history and the trek or drive to get up there. It is amazing to think about 20,000 people trekking up there to hear Goebel's speech.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you were standing at the castle looking down by the Holy Ghost Church and then the old bridge you can see the staircase across the road at the far end of the bridge that goes up to Philosophers Way. Above that, at the top of the mountain is the Roman ruins and Thingstatte. Erica Jong wrote about it in... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Thingstatte is really cool, very well hidden in the forest at the very top of the mountain. It is not however well signposted and we got very lost trying to find it. It was an adventure though. By the time we found it, it was past midnight, the moon had come out and there was a weird/ slightly sinister atmosphere.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The walk up is really nice, about 50 minutes in the woods. The stadium is really impressive and reminds of times past.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A former nazi auditorium in the middle of the woods, on the top of the North Mountain in Heidelberg. An impressive construction, really worth the visit. After this, walk into the woods a little further to find St. Michael's Kloster, an old church ruin, mixing Catholic, Roman and Celtic constructions in one place. There's an excellent german restaurant nearby, and... More 

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Thingstatte is located in a nature park just north of the river from Heidelberg. The mountain has a fascinating history that we learned about from the well saved signage. We had two young children with us so I can't imagine hiking up here from the city (although it is possible by foot or bike), but with a rental car... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This area in the Odenwald forest just north of HD is a former Nazi outdoor auditorium. I'm not sure why it remains. Tho it is of historic interest.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My wife and I read about this area and thought it would be a good opportunity to walk off some of the great German food we had been enjoying. After visiting the castle and bridge across the river, we made our way to Philosophers walk, overlooking the river, where the scenery is excellent. We then made our way up the... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was an exciting adventure to get to! We got lost hiking along the way to it. We looked back on our phones to see how many miles we had walked to get there and was about 6 miles. Not saying that's how long it takes, but for us it did ha. This was my highlight in Heidelberg so it... More 

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

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