Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg), Heidelberg

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Stroll down the scenic north banks of the Neckar river along Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg). Named for its solitary and romantic charm, the riverside path is as one of Heidelberg's iconic landmarks. Here, you'll find views of the city's historic old town and the Heidelberg Castle. Meander through the surrounding gardens, or venture farther up the path: On the mountain, you can visit an 11th-century monastery and remains of a Celtic fort. If you time it right, you can sit outside at the hilltop cafe to enjoy the sun setting over the old city skyline. With our international travel planner, Heidelberg attractions like Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Arrived at this historic route, they have a special look at the Castle, the old town and the Neckar.
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  • It cost us to get up because it is a large slope from the bridge to the promenade, but it was worth the effort. The views are spectacular.
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  • Worth the climb up, because the view is stunning, the opportunity to enter the stairs from the side of the old bridge, the time ok. 30 min
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