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Thingstatte, Heidelberg
(4.8/5 based on 200 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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  • A very interesting place, good for long walks a beautiful and peaceful Park. We are well rested
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  • If you switch from Heidelberg, you have to climb to Thingstatte! You can go there by car, but it is much better to walk the Philosophenweg and enjoy the views over the old town of Heidelberg and the Odenwald. And at the top ... What can I say. The Thingstatte is truly spectacular. You sit in the stands, you see the city below, the forest all around ... and in a walking distance you can see the ruins of a couple of medieval cloisters and a well superantico of the ancient inhabitants of the place ... not to be missed.
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  • After almost 30 years it has dragged us to the Thingstätte again. Absolutely stunning. And especialy the Klsterruinen nearby. Great for a fun-filled trip with children.
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