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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  • Street lined with beautiful stores. Makes a wonderful hike. Steeped in history. Must see in Heidelberg. 
  • The best views are on the Castle and here. It is necessary to walk uphill for 15 minutes but it's worth it. It is not very difficult road. Ideally: Watch the sunset from there.
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  • Pitoresker way with magnificent views when weather is nice. Possibility to combine the path with other paths. The most beautiful and distressing to reaching across the snake way. You should go toward Bismarck Memorial and then across the street down to the Neckar. (after you gone away the whole) There you can admire some beautiful and interesting old mansions that's worth is closer to gay.
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