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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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Walk among the old academics

When you are in Heidelberg you will definitely visit this street. The buildings, the other tourists, the ambience, all add to the feeling that you are walking where some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you are in Heidelberg you will definitely visit this street. The buildings, the other tourists, the ambience, all add to the feeling that you are walking where some luminaries of their time have walked.

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked this path nearly every day while in Heidelberg. The classic version is a loop between the new bridge and the old bridge. Most reviews suggest starting at the new bridge side and ending up at the old bridge end, but I prefer the opposite because the stairs are steep and my knees prefer to do the steep bits... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When walking the old bridge, cross the main road and find the old stairway to the philosophenweg. You walk the weg with a beatifull view on the neckar river, the old city, the old castle and passing nice flowers, gardens. You can sit and enjoy the views and finally return back to the city by the next bridge. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started the hike from the old bridge and thru the steep stone road which lead us to philosophenweg. There many trails around this area, highly recommended to visit.

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Hartwell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Started in town across the bridge, this isn't a walk for someone with any physical disability but the views of the altstadt and hiedelberg castle are amazing

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Khartoum, Sudan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great walk in the morning. We entered from the west and walked east and kept walking past the old bridge for another 3-4 km. The forest is beautiful and cool. Steep walk at the beginning, but even and smooth once up on the paths. We should have researched more about where the other paths end or go.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parking was difficult to fine so the hike started sooner than expected. Heading uphill for 600 meters felt more like 6000, but once there it was worth it. Pictures can't do it justice.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was recommended to us by our "friendly" guide. I must say that the walk was marvelous but be warned you do need some level of fitness. The path leading up to the walk is directly opposite the bridge but it seemed like it would never stop. There are places along the way for people to sit and rest. Once... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This "attraction" is a nice and convenient way to help burn off all of that chocolate and ice cream you probably have been consuming since you got into Heidelberg. It's very steep, quite the incline, you will definitely sweat and huff and lose a few calories if you are climbing up the way from the bridge - but fear not,... More 

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Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place shall have lot of historic feel .lot of by lanes and complete with shops and eateries all along. situated in the centre is the dom/church /lot of places for selfies and clicks. if you have time in germany especially frankfurt this is a place to visit .a days tour is possible. also good place to stay here in... More 

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