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Thingstatte

Auf dem Heiligenberg 1, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Do not go there

Do not go there. It is not worth the very strenous walk uphill. Not only it is tiring but it is... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Beatriz M
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Dortmund, Germany
Imposing

It is a very large amphitheatre tucked away in the woods at the top of the hill. Imposing structure.

Reviewed May 24, 2018
giffenk
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Auf dem Heiligenberg 1, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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"monastery ruins"
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"third reich"
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"nazi history"
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"eerie feeling"
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"philosophers path"
in 3 reviews
"up hill"
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"old bridge"
in 10 reviews
"mountain top"
in 2 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 4 reviews
"the river"
in 7 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 2 reviews
"heidelberg castle"
in 7 reviews
"take your time"
in 2 reviews
"great view"
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"amphitheater"
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"forest"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Do not go there. It is not worth the very strenous walk uphill. Not only it is tiring but it is through the MIDDLE OF A FOREST without a living soul (even on a national holiday day, sunny and warm day). Very eerie, sometimes no...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

It is a very large amphitheatre tucked away in the woods at the top of the hill. Imposing structure.

Thank giffenk
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

This place was really worth a long up hill hike from the down town. It is amazing breath taking building. Although I had a bit mixed feelings knowing under which circumstances it was built I am glad that I saw it.

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

......but highly recommended. You may not want to ever go again but will be pleased you did it once.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

This amphitheater was built by forced labor in the 1930s. Whether you stand on the immense stage, or sit anywhere in the even more immense stone seating area, you have to be impressed. This is an arena of grandeur. And also a monument to the...More

2  Thank EMinch
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely astonishing place on top of the Hill - feel yourself the Spirit hitler and göbbels wanted to give to the People through this Place

1  Thank dennys34
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

I can't just review the Thingstätte, but the whole walk to get there, the sights along the way and the feelings it can give. Start at the Theodor-Heuss Brücke in Heidelberg, looking out to the castle on your right, with Königstuhl rising up behind it....More

6  Thank David B
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Reviewed December 19, 2017

It takes 60-90 minutes to get there from the city center and the path is`nt well signed. After arrival you will find an unattractive place. Save your time and visit better places in Heidelberg.

Thank JKM1Muenchen
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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

I️ saw the Thingstatte in a thick, soupy fog, late in the day. This amphitheater built into a thickly forested hillside and is not to be missed. It is easy to imagine the fires burning as thousands listen to the Nazi propaganda speeches on the...More

2  Thank Buddy V
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

Well maintained outdoor arena from the 1930's. One could just imagine the Nazi rallies there. It is well-maintained and is probably used for concerts to this day. Easy walk from the parking lot by St. Stephen's monastery ruins (where there is a magnificent view of...More

1  Thank ItIsSunny
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scrogginsandwench
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We used Google Maps to find the end of the road near the parking lot and dropped a pin. It is up through a neighborhood and when you star getting close there are signs. I am not sure the locals want you to find it. There... More
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