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“Totally worth the hike!”

Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)
Ranked #3 of 96 things to do in Heidelberg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.
Reviewed February 26, 2013

I'm so glad I discovered the Philiosophenweg thanks to positive reviews. The hike up is a bit strenuous as you wind your way up the mountain, but the view from the top is breathtaking. You can either approach from directly across the old bridge and take the stairs up, or take the streets up from the new bridge. I'd recommend the stairs as it is less prolonged, and the view is more incredible as you reach the top and turn around.

From here you can get a great panoramic view of the castle, bridge, and old town. It is also incredibly romantic and stunning at sun rise and sunset.

Thank Tyler L
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

This is a great place for incredible views of the city. Although it is not the easiest walk, it is definitely worth it!

Thank pinkvalise
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

A very beautiful green place to walk, run, or just go to see the amazing view of Heidelberg. Lots of people wandering around with families, couples or jogging.
It´s a little far and high and cars just go until a certain point. So, go if you are open to walk up a bit.

Thank Mediebr
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

It was a beautiful snowy day - and it was magical just to see the old city across the water. Absolutely a beautiful walk and its FREE.

Thank MissDetox
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

A wonderful way to take a break from shopping & touring and get a beautiful view of the castle and some fresh air. Cross the bridge and walk UP!

Thank CLJO13
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