Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg), Heidelberg

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.7/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • Just cross the old bridge and follow the signs with map. The view along the path is outstanding, including view of the town of Heidelberg, the castle and the old bridge. The walkway itself is great wi...  read more »
  • Be sure to recommend for good weather. The views of the old town and the castle ruins are very good. It is no coincidence that the philosophers walk went there.
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  • I walked along this course. Starting by the bridge. The castle is in full view and allows a lot of chances for pictures. The area is fantastic. The whole town actually is. I would love to go back. 
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