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Thingstatte, Heidelberg

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Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Built in 1935 by Albert Speer, architect to Adolf Hitler, Thingstatte was an amphitheater originally used as a site for Nazi rallies and meetings. It is now preserved as a monument, but it's used for many events and festivals throughout the year. Several paths lead up the hill, and you can stop at several other sights along the way. You'll pass the ruins of an old monastery, an old well, and a lookout tower for views of the city and castle below. A beer garden at the top provides refreshments after the hike up. If you want to spare your legs, you can drive up; plenty of parking is available. Plan your visit to Thingstatte and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Heidelberg attractions planning website.
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  • It’s quite a hike to get here. I visited while COVID-regulations were still in place so it was obvious that it hadn’t been used for some time. More interesting is the klosterruine just a little bit... 
    It’s quite a hike to get here. I visited while COVID-regulations were still in place so it was obvious that it hadn’t been used for some time. More interesting is the klosterruine just a little bit...  more »
  • Me and my family with one daughter went there and liked it very much. Someone was performing nice songs 
    Me and my family with one daughter went there and liked it very much. Someone was performing nice songs  more »
  • Did a great hike to reach this stadium along with friends. The history was very information for me especially that i love history and archeology. Boosted my understanding of past events with facts... 
    Did a great hike to reach this stadium along with friends. The history was very information for me especially that i love history and archeology. Boosted my understanding of past events with facts...  more »
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  • It's one of my favourite places in Heidelberg. Despite if the wett weather, we enjoyed the views there. If you like nature, walking and have enough time, it's worth visiting.
  • Such an amazing place, highly recommended especially in summer or spring. you need to go through the woods to reach the open doors theater, so maybe it is a good idea to have your friends along.
  • Fascinating landmark. Well worth the walk
  • Peaceful.
  • The place to be. If you like hiking this will be a beautiful place to explore during your stay in Heidelberg.

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