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Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)

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Address: Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous...

This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.

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A climb worth the effort

Philospher’s way is a climb up the hill across the river. The winding path is lined by stone walls on both sides for the initial distance. the climb is moderately steep but there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Nagpur India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Philospher’s way is a climb up the hill across the river. The winding path is lined by stone walls on both sides for the initial distance. the climb is moderately steep but there are viewpoints along the way where one can sit down, look down at the picturesque town and the continue the climb. The way on top offers excellent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here on the same day that I toured the schloss and the königstuhl -- enjoy the views of the philosophenweg the best! The walk is not for the faint of heart (about .5 miles uphill to reach a flat road). One more tip -- it is hard to philosophize on this walk when you have a full bladder.... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of the river. A steep walk. With each step, it makes you think of those who went before you and who were educated in this historic City.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coming up here at night can be very nice with all the lights illuminating the city and the castle. The silence let's you calm down.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could spend several days walking the many trails that branch out from philosophenweg. We spent about 4 hours on a cold but sunny day. Bring a map, although everywhere there is a turn or fork, it is marked. Parts of the trail at this time of year were icy, so good shoes would be helpful

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Clinton, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked this path on a freezing cold day and still loved it! It is steep at the beginning, but stick with it and it isn't too bad. The views are amazing. There are areas you can sit and enjoy the view.

Thank Ria H
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

We were visiting in December, but still felt obliged to walk a section of the 'Philosphers Way'. We started after crossing Theodor Heusse Bridge, and yes, initially it is a little steep at the early stages. However, if you are of average fitness, and are wearing flat shoes, it should not be a problem (we were all in our late... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

If you are a fan of nature and you are in Heidelberg, it's worth visiting! It's unbelievable, how fast you can go so close to the nature in the middle of the city!

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Freising, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

The way to the philosophenweg from twon is actually cooler than the philosophenweg itself. The road does show nice views and is a relax place to hike and run. Lots of tourists again, just like the whole of Heidelberg.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

The oldest university in Germany, the University of Heidelberg is located here and is a leading center for scientific and medical research. Because of the number of students, Heidelberg is one of the “youngest” cities in Germany. The students energy can be felt along the lovely wide pedestrian street. Perfect for a stroll day or night.

Thank Marianne M

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