Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg), Heidelberg

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Stroll down the scenic north banks of the Neckar river along Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg). Named for its solitary and romantic charm, the riverside path is as one of Heidelberg's iconic landmarks. Here, you'll find views of the city's historic old town and the Heidelberg Castle. Meander through the surrounding gardens, or venture farther up the path: On the mountain, you can visit an 11th-century monastery and remains of a Celtic fort. If you time it right, you can sit outside at the hilltop cafe to enjoy the sun setting over the old city skyline. Put Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg) into our Heidelberg online tour planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Heidelberg.
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  • If you get tired of being in town, this is a great hike/walk. First there are a million stairs to go up but they are rustic and old with a rock wall around them. It was gorgeous. Then it turns into a ...  more »
  • If you really want to see Heidelberg, so you must come on this side of the Neckar River and go for a walk. Preferably in the season where almond trees in bloom, here you can see the city from its most beautiful side.
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  • A path full of nature, places of rest and a lot of history. He can be reached after a short walk. Once there, follow the different paths that take us to the places where some philosophers discussed theories that are still in force.
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  • To Get a good view of the old town of Heidelberg this is the place nice and quite
  • Nice walk along the slopes in front of the old city. Good views
  • Just loving it! Best for joggers, tourists and an awesome view of the city and castle across the river
  • Good shoes are a must. Take a bottle of water along too. Definitely Worth the walk!!!!
  • Fairly dull. You get to see Heidelberg from a new angle--that is, when you're not being attacked by local insects or surrounded by shrub from all sides. Would suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes.

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