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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TripAdvisor
  • This is a walk with fantastic views of Heidelberg, but it is a steep path in places, so allow plenty of time!  more »
  • It can be a bit challenging for someone who's not in shape, but Philosophenweg is worth a trip, especially during sunset. You can have amazing views of the old town from there. At night you can see th...  more »
  • It is a long walk, and it could get bit tiring. But once you have reached the topic, you will be able to see the beauty of Heidelberg, it definitely worths it.  more »
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  • Fairly dull. You get to see Heidelberg from a new angle--that is, when you're not being attacked by local insects or surrounded by shrub from all sides. Would suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes.
  • Its a hill top site viewing place
  • The nature at its best, no wonder it is called a philosophers walk. Just avoid getting to the top the mountain rather take a detour to the city via bridge.
  • Nice place to take a walk!
  • Very nice way with really great views of the old town and the Castle. For us, it was a totally special day.
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