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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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  • 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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  • The way to the site of the thing is not easy. You can go by car or run way out too high by the philosophers. There arrived, one expects an impressive picture. It can be a little walk around the Thingstätte. Definitely you should allow plenty of time. Even if the thing in itself does not necessarily is lengthy, so it takes but until there is, has come along and has looked at everything. If you have time, should schedule them in any case.
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  • Chilling. It took me to find it and many Germans are unaware of its existence. It is worth looking for it uphill in the Philosophers way.
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