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Thingstatte, Heidelberg

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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 Heidelberg Thingstätte is an open-air theatre on the Heiligenberg.It was built as a multi-disciplinary outdoor theatre which enjoyed brief popularity in pre-war Nazi Germany. Nice place to go for ...  read more »
  • walking along the path of the philosophers we then come to this amphitheatre where we learned who had built it and with... creepy reasons to be in that place...
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  • Scary, scary and yet somehow beautiful. It's just a strange feeling to be here, but you should look at necessarily it.
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