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Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)

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Address: Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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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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Shopping, restaurants, plenty for everyone.

This is a nice shopping district with plenty of restaurants and historic buildings to enjoy. Some really fantastic food can be found just about every corner. You have the full... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sean H
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Centreville, VA
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Centreville, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a nice shopping district with plenty of restaurants and historic buildings to enjoy. Some really fantastic food can be found just about every corner. You have the full array of common commercial stores/shops as well as local vendors offering the staples of locally produced souvenirs. Most of the local merchants shut down at 6PM sharp, so plan accordingly... More 

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Grover Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to zig zag up the hillside on the walking path from the old bridge. Nice city views while getting the cardio going. Up top you can walk along several paths through forested areas. Stumble upon a small castle and listen to the silent sounds of the wind in the tall trees. Very peaceful. Walk down the path to... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the perfect way to see the city. There is a little climb out of the city but its worth the effort if only for the views. It also makes you feel a little less guilty when having a well deserved beer later on in the evening!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great way to see the town of Heidelberg. Takes about half an hour to climb to top. Old stone steps. A couple of benches along the way to rest if you want.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Heidelberg on. Sunday morning, aware that rain was forecast for lunchtime. We had a lovely walk here, after a scary driving/parking experience, and our timing was perfect to hear the church bells ringing from 10.30 till just before 11. It's obviously very popular with walkers, joggers, runners and cyclists, but all groups seemed very tolerant of the others.... More 

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Gonzales, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views, great food at the top and a great way to get a workout! Takes a good 4 hours up and down. ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To walk on the same path with world- famous philosophers of the past was itself a precious experience. In some spots on the trail, a breathtakingly-beautiful-scenery-holding recess with bench is provided and you can almost become a poet amd recite a poem there! After 20-30 minutes walk on the Philosophers' way, you will face a whole new You!

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Gargzdai, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to see all Heidelberg and especially Altstadt from above! Provides different perspective on stuff you can see from the castle.

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A challenging little walk if undertaken from the bottom. Rather a steep step out to begin with but well worth it.

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Sofia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best place to walk in Heidelberg. Amazing views and accommodation around, nice restaurants in the beginning.

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