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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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Wonderful walk in the morning or evening

The Philosopher's Walk is a wonderful location for a serene walk early in the morning or later in the evening (though there were quite a few mosquitoes along the quay in the... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Philosopher's Walk is a wonderful location for a serene walk early in the morning or later in the evening (though there were quite a few mosquitoes along the quay in the evening). One needs to climb for 15-20 mins from the bridge to get to Philosophenweg but once up there the effort is worth it. From there you can... More 

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Ningbo, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely walk up a narrow pathway with places to sit and take in the view. This joins a tarred road that leads to another castle further up the hill. Terrific views throughout.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We cross the bridge from our hotel and followed the trail which was clearly marked. Was a nice hike although a little steep and places. I am 62 years old and had no problem although I am in fairly good shape. Took the extra trail to an old monastery. We had a great time

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Mannheim, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The philosophenweg Is a Walk in the oppositrice side of the Neckar that gives you a panoramic wiew on Old Heidelberg And the Schloss. It Starts From the river walking in uphill through the beautifull old german houses (Heidelberg Is a little juwel survivor's TO the second world war) Until the way doesn't open in a complitely green Area restricted... More 

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Loket, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to go there, definitely! Walking is not so hard, sometimes you have to go up, but nothing extreme and views totally worth it. There is a lot of view on Philosopher's way and you can see city center, Heidelberg Castle, Carl Theodor's bridge, Market square...Also if you are tired and want to relax/chill out, there is a lot... More 

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Sarstedt, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting walk with lots of architectural surprises. A good way to spend a free afternoon. A clean pedestrian way.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This mountain path opposite the castle side of the river, offers great strolling. It's a long hike in its entirety, not for those with weak legs. I walked it many times in the past. Great photo ops to shoot the castle, especially late in the day. Strenuous but rewarding.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just cross the old bridge and follow the signs with map. The view along the path is outstanding, including view of the town of Heidelberg, the castle and the old bridge. The walkway itself is great with plenty of benches scattered along the way. Now I understand why it is called philosophers's way. I believe it will be helpful for... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked along this course. Starting by the bridge. The castle is in full view and allows a lot of chances for pictures. The area is fantastic. The whole town actually is. I would love to go back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Up the hill on can meet the old traditional Heidelberg as well as the modern and exotic winds. Alone, with a group or partner, I really enjoy the place. Although it is very popular, one can have some quiet moments as no one can talk so much whilst walking up the hill :-D It is a must do outdoor small... More 

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