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“nice quiet city”
Review of Heiligenberg

Heiligenberg
Ranked #9 of 98 things to do in Heidelberg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 6, 2013

the city is nice and quiet. for us as an Arab family there wasn't much to do. we spent a lot of time in the old town, we visit the castle and did some shopping but the city didn't have much to offer us. beautiful though

Thank Shatha77
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Disappointing visit.the advertised markets were none existent .it was all cafes and shops.The castle is worth a visit for the view.There is a shopping mall by the trams they had a castle made of balloons inside complete with dragon. Further in we had a ice-cream cone gorgeous only 1euro!

Thank Christine D
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Heiligenberg is the location of St Stephan's tower, the Thingstatte, and Michaelskloster monastery. You can hike up from the old bridge, past the Philosopher's Walk, but it will be a long walk. Even longer if you get lost. Or you can drive up by going through the town of Handschuhsheim, across the river from Heidelberg. Either way, have a good map.

St Stephen's tower is the first thing you will come to in the parking lot if you drive up. From there is a great view of the city of Heidelberg. Walking up from there you will pass a restaurant that may or may not be open. It was closed for years and then open again.

Past the restaurant you will come to the Thingstatte. This is an amphitheater that was used for Nazi rallies. It is quite impressive and it is interesting to stand on the stage and think of who else might have stood there to rally the cause. Look up into the seating area. That is the next place to walk up.

Keep going and you will reach Michaelskloster - ruins of a monastery. It is pretty cool and there are signs showing what the rooms were used for. They are in German, though.

While you are up there keep in mind that this is the side of the river that was originally settled by the Celts in the 5th century BC. Way before the Romans showed up or the castle was built.

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Once you put on your walking boots in Heidelberg, there is no stopping of AMAZING & FASCINATING places one can discover hidden in the forest …
History mixed with tradition and pure nature…
You will love it …
No wonder one cannot stop dreaming of this place…

1  Thank pinkypoo2007
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Not sure why the photo accompanying this shows the end of the Old Bridge in the Old Town, which has nothing to do with the Heiligenberg. As the location of the Philosophenweg alone, the Heiligenberg is worthy of appreciation, but its woods provide a great location for jogging, mountainbiking, sledding, and other outdoor pursuits. It's dotted with nature-path info signs and ruins of an old abbey, among other things. There's a restaurant up there with very high prices for what is very simple food (sausages and the like) if you can't wait to eat and haven't brought a picnic with you. (There are picnic tables and scenic overlook spots in various places on the Heiligenberg, so you might as well bring one.)

Thank skoolmarm
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