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This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.
Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Gorgeous walk across the river from the Old Town. Can stay on the path past small garden plots into the forest or hike up the mountain. Stunning views out over the river.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank D9359UVlucym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, make sure you wear shoes. Do NOT WEAR flip-flops, sandals, zories, slippas, heals, open toed shoes, and the like, as part of the trail is cobblestone and uneven. Once you get to the park area, there are numerous benches and other places to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank wkh3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One can not have too many expectations going to Heidelberg, it will be always better than you expect.old town, river, mountains

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy a lot doing this way by bicycle with some stops to eat and read a book. You got amazing view and feel so peaceful and relaxed. Recommend

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank NatashaR1317
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love to walk Philosophenweg. Anytime of the year i come to town, sun or snow this is one of the most beautiful walks in the world in a beautiful city.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank nilesbutton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Start the walk by old town bridge- side opposite old town. Starts off through a stoned pathway which is nice and shaded. It is steep but views from points are fabulous! Not a whole lot to see along the path but good excercise.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to TripAdvisor comments, we decided to walk on the Philosopher's way. It was really nice, peaceful with a beautiful view on Heidelberg and the castle. As recommended, we started by Theodor Heuss Brucke.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LolTot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's quite the mini "hike" - its an incline and will make you sweat. Wear some good shoes if it's raining - otherwise, good luck~! Beautiful views and a few stopping points along the way. It's a bit touristy - but overall, best way to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Justin K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pleasant place to go for a walk in town, just above the town. It si very popular, many people will be walking on this route. Nice views of Heidelberg below.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pyegirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a cobbled path and steep stairwell from the riverbank. Once on the actual path it is much easier going.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Milad K
July 3, 2019|
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Response from Scott N | Reviewed this property |
Alternatively you can get there by starting on the other (west) end of the Philosophers Way. Walk to the corner of Philosophenweg @ BergStrasse, and enjoy the leisurely incline up the Philosophers Way. To find that... More
Jett F
August 13, 2017|
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Response from Anne-Marie C | Reviewed this property |
The only thing I would recommend, if doing this in winter, is to make sure you have shoes with good soles and grip. We found the paved areas and stairs a little slippery, especially as it had been raining. It was still worth... More
Christopher D
March 16, 2017|
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Response from EMinch | Reviewed this property |
There are three main ways to and from the Philosophenweg. From east to west, these are the Hirschgasse, the Schlangenweg, and the most popular route that begins at the head of Ladenburgerstrasse in Neuenheim. The... More