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

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Creepy but Cool

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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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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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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Moss Vale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We and our adult son walked here on Christmas Day. There was little information, but we knew the tracks upwards from the Philosophers Way should get us there. There are some block directional stones in German. I recommend you talk to any locals you come across on your walk. Just to confirm you are on the right track! The walk... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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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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