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“Travel to the top!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)

Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)
Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Ranked #3 of 82 things to do in Heidelberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Hiking, Walking
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Owner description: This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.
Belleville, Illinois
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“Travel to the top!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I recommend planning a half a day for this area. Lots of walking and very worth it indeed. This is a great place for views and a good spot to stop for a picnic before heading up to the top of the hill. Truthfully though, this is only about 1/4 of the way up. There are much better views from the top. I would rate down to a 4 but it is still worth a 5 because it is a must see area.

Visited April 2013
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“Steep but absolutely worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

What a wonderful view of Heidelberg! You must do this. And a bit of a workout so you get to lose some calories from all the the eating you are sure to do. Do it at sunset and be delighted.

Visited April 2013
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“Good place for an energetic walk with great views of town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Cross the Alte Brücke and continue walking straight up the hill, then follow the path along to the left when you get to the top. Great views across town, and you work up a thirst and an appetite, both of which will come in handy.

Visited June 2012
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“Amazing view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Do not miss this amazing view, but be warned that it might literally leave you breathless. A lot of up hill walking, but worth every bit of effort, especially if you come up the Schlangenweg side.

Visited March 2013
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“Gorgeous walk with incredible views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I did this walk after some conference sessions with some colleagues. It has wonderful views. It is a bit steep for the first bit - but well worth the climb. I am sure that in the spring, summer and lovely days it is packed with people. It gives one a fabulous view of Heidelberg - and is really a fabulous experience.

Visited March 2013
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