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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  • Just want to view together Castle and old town, I went to get up early. Is a narrow, steep stairs and ramps at first, worried that it is tiring, but a little rough on the way Scenic Lookout is, and small breaks can be seen from the top of great is recommended. It took a 40-minute round trip from Rialto. (Including photography from small breaks a few times, philosophical way. ) I think should go in the afternoons and evenings so just I do not hit, Castle pictures.
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  • The path is the place where philosophers and teachers went in search of creativity. Walk a lot. A lot of ascent. But the view is worth it.
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  • It's worth crossing the Neckar River to transform on the philosopher's trail in the footsteps of the poet and thinker who once strolled. You first did the surge, opens up a wonderful view on the Heidelberg's old town, which is very romantic especially in the evening hours. Download numerous beautifully landscaped viewing platforms to the linger on one of the benches one. And a small crooked path leads back down to the beautiful old bridge, which brings you right into back in the hustle and bustle of Alt-Heidelbergs.
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