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Thingstatte, Heidelberg

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Thingstatte and other Heidelberg attractions using our handy Heidelberg vacation trip planner.
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  • The Amphitheater was built in 1935, during the Third Reich, is designed for 8000 seats. Used for propaganda. Monument of culture. Located on the hill opposite the Castle Bank.
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  • The whole thing reminds an amphitheater, although probably with inferior acoustics. In October, during the last warm days people they and talked, 12.15 pm. And so probably best to spend there time.
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  • Well worth the journey up the mountain. The Middle has an incredible view as you can see in the last photo. And the monument itself is breathtaking by size and by history. In addition is not known.
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