Michaelskloster

Michaelskloster, Heidelberg: Address, Michaelskloster Reviews: 4/5

Michaelskloster
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Nile Button
Bristol, UK50 contributions
Cool place
Jul 2019
keep going up from the Thingstatte and you will end up here, supposedly it is 4000 years old, not sure if that is true, but a cool place to see and relax none the less.
Written September 1, 2019
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Erin at Large
Heidelberg, Germany15 contributions
Magical monastery ruins
Jul 2018 • Family
It's a hike to get here, but it feels like you've discovered something special when you make it. There is practically no signage, so do some reading before you come up, and to have the best time, make sure you visit the museum in town first, it has an entire room dedicated to the history of this place. Kids love exploring the ruins and hopping around on the half tumbled down walls. Pack a snack with you, as there's nothing else up here. We live down at the bottom of the mountain, and while visiting in summer and spring is nice with the trees in full leaf, coming up in the winter when it's all misty is incredible.
Written November 15, 2018
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Alexandre M
Porto Alegre, RS185 contributions
Foundations and ruins of an old Kloster.
Aug 2018 • Family
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.
Written September 16, 2018
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Tim R
Hampton, VA372 contributions
Pretty cool monastery & sites
Aug 2018 • Couples
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 that they built in the mid 1930s to rally the German people to support the Reich. Evidently, Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propagandist, spoke there at one time to over 20,000 people. Finally, on the way up to the amphitheater, you can stop and walk up a stone viewing platform and view Heidelberg Castle down below. We got some great pictures!!

I highly recommend you give it a try.
Written August 26, 2018
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EvaF2Eva
Weissenburg in Bayern, Germany4,840 contributions
Very interesting
Apr 2018 • Solo
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. It wasn't easy hike, it took me about 2,5 hours to get there with a few stops at other attractions on the way but I don't regret. It was very nice escape from busy down town.
Ruins themselves are very interesting it was a lot of fun to discover purpose of each room.
Written April 24, 2018
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dennys34
Giessen, Germany3,696 contributions
Was ok
Mar 2018 • Family
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
Written March 25, 2018
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Harry C
Calgary, Canada31 contributions
Place to go....
Sep 2016 • Solo
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!!!
Written August 16, 2017
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Jon M
Seal Beach, CA1,223 contributions
Well Worth the Hike
Jun 2017 • Solo
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 as there were no others there. If you want to get away from all the tourists, this is your place. Bring a picnic. Especially noteworthy is the outline of the original roman temple that the monastery was built upon.
Written June 23, 2017
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Laurence E
Vista, CA448 contributions
High Over Heidelberg Is St. Michael's Monastery Ruins
May 2017 • Friends
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.
Written June 5, 2017
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Brian H
Lewiston, ID240 contributions
Impressive Ruins
Nov 2016 • Couples
We hiked the Philosphers way trail, beautiful hike and neat runs. I felt it was worth the hike. Nice photo place
Written December 7, 2016
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