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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 with a view

This was a nice walk on the opposite side of the River. The view is great at points, though often blocked by the trees.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a nice walk on the opposite side of the River. The view is great at points, though often blocked by the trees.

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Udine, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good place to have a test of your stamina and while you reach the high point you will love the view of city, worth spending an evening.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

like a dream , beautiful , peacefull and inspiring . Its a lovely environment to wonder around . the view of the city is amaizing . dont miss it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walk in a clockwise fashion starting at Bismarkplatz for two reasons: you postpone the steep section for the downhill return and you end up in the Altstadt where you can buy a gelato to celebrate your accomplishment. Note: not for those in a wheelchair or those who are at least moderately active. There are many steep sections with steps and... More 

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

Beautiful walk. Killer climb to the start though. Confusing photo on this site as the walk is not in the town its halfway up the hill on the far side of the river. There are some magnificent views of Heildelburg from various viewpoints.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturated with museums and churches, we chose to focus on an outdoor experience of Heidelberg and were delighted to explore the Philosphenweg as a way to discover Heidelberg's Altstadt. From the Hauptbahnhof, we walked to the river and crossed the bridge, following and increasingly steep city street uphill past the University's Institute for Theoretical Physics. The higher we climbed, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This climb offers wonderful views over the old city and the castle. If you walk up from the old bridge it is a steep climb but if you approach it from the other bridge downstream then it is more of a steady climb.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great morning workout! Straight up for about half a mile, with beautiful views, then a relaxing downhill amble to town.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Walk. Great views. I recommend not to climb from the old bridge but to go the other way around from BismarkPlatz the you can go dawn to the old bridge with a shortened trail. Otherwise it is a very steep climb.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The photos really do not do this view justice. It is magnificent! We walked from the Crowne Plaza (great place to stay) and did the full hike up the hill to the top. It took a couple of hours but it was worth it. At the top there are ruins of a monastery and a amphitheater from 1935.

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