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Thingstatte

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

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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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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Address: Auf dem Heiligenberg, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Heidelberg

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