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Foundations and ruins of an old Kloster.

If you went all the way up to Thingstatte, you can walk a couple of meters further to visit the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alexandre M
Porto Alegre, RS
Well Worth the Hike

I really loved his place. I walked up starting at the Philosophers Path and it took a half hour or... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2017
Jon M
Long Beach, CA
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Auf dem Heiligenberg 1, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you went all the way up to Thingstatte, you can walk a couple of meters further to visit the ruins of Michealskloster. You will see mostly the foundations, but it is interesting and somehow appealing.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Michaelskloster. The monastery ruins is pretty interesting, but you need to be somewhat fit as you’ll have to walk up hill to get there. The other cool thing on your route up to the monastery is the German amphitheater...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

There is a free parking lot nearby and a bus stop so you can drive almost up to the ruins but I chose to hike from the down town, following Philosophenweg, then continuing on Oberer Philosophenweg and later following the signs pointing to the ruins....More

Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

As you are on the top of the Hill its ok to have a Look at the cloister - there is Not to much left here

Thank dennys34
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Time was well spent even it involved a bit walk and hike. Well maintained site. It was September and temperature dropped significantly in the late afternoon. Be prepared!!!

Thank Harry C
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

I really loved his place. I walked up starting at the Philosophers Path and it took a half hour or so to get to the top. It's a beautiful hike and well worth it. I really enjoyed walking around the monastery and exploring it alone...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2017

Small towers and ancient buildings are well-maintained allowing easy access to the monastic world of the past. This is well-worth the long trek up the mountain.

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Reviewed December 7, 2016

We hiked the Philosphers way trail, beautiful hike and neat runs. I felt it was worth the hike. Nice photo place

Thank Brian H
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Walk all the way to the top of the mountain and this is your reward. Driving up there just seems wrong. You get a really good sense of why the mountain was considered holy from prehistoric times to the middle ages.

Thank Ken A
Reviewed June 30, 2016

you walk amongst the ruins of the old monastery .. BUT it has amazing views down over the city ... and is a great place to escape the hassle of tourism and people.... would i go again ? .. YES ... also great to bring...More

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Response from pinkypoo2007 | Reviewed this property |
Hello There , sorry for my late reply - you have to be REALLY FIT to manage this in in 3 hours , especially as it would be shame if you miss your boat. I would say that it will take near to 1.5 - 2 hrs to hike up as we... More