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This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.
Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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All reviews old bridge nice walk the river snake path steep climb theodor heuss great hike great view well worth the effort enjoy the view walking shoes philosopher's walk across the bridge sunny day visiting heidelberg views hill
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A view of a fairytale land,but it’s only worth it in spring in winter the view is very pale . The walk is very easy and right across you find the old city

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank R3227PTmarias
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a steep climb, super sites await the intrepid traveler. Gorgeous views of Heidelberg and a rare treat to see flowers in February.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank VelhoSorriso
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very easy hike albeit up a hill. If you can do 15 burpees you are probably good to go. If you don’t know what a burpee is, then stick to pedestrian walking streets. Panoramic views of city and castle across the river. Early spring...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bibbbbyybb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

killer views of the river, old town and castle. a vigorous climb up from the old bridge "alt brucke"....as you head west towards town it is a much easier and smoother descent, sans cobblestones. you can exit to the west and cross the bridge at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Scott N
Reviewed 14 February 2019

As you walk along the Philosophenweg and gradually increase in altitude, you will get to witness the breathtaking scenery of Heidelberg. Simple majestic.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ao742
Reviewed 1 February 2019

After crossing the bridge and the Neckar river, we walked up the hill on the other side and walked along the Philosophenweg or Philosophers' way, which had a great view over the city.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 1 February 2019

Great walk, amazing views..it's either steep up or steep down! Your choice. Have to be reasonably fit .,Have a rest on a bench when you get up there.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rob R
Reviewed 21 January 2019

I was quite suprised when I learnt that this way calls Phiosophers' Way. Some friends told me some stories about this way and then I totally loved it. It is wonderful to see some places that have some stories!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank phillosophicum
Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely walk along the opposite side of the valley from the Old City which afforded great views. A bit of a climb up but well worth it. Definitely a must do.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 726jon
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

Incredible walk that allows you to enjoy the best views of the old city if Heidelberg. You can choose how long you want to walk. A short walk shows you the city, a bit longer one makes you go into a forest with the tallest...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jett F
13 August 2017|
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Response from Anne-Marie C | Reviewed this property |
The only thing I would recommend, if doing this in winter, is to make sure you have shoes with good soles and grip. We found the paved areas and stairs a little slippery, especially as it had been raining. It was still worth... More
Christopher D
17 March 2017|
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Response from EMinch | Reviewed this property |
There are three main ways to and from the Philosophenweg. From east to west, these are the Hirschgasse, the Schlangenweg, and the most popular route that begins at the head of Ladenburgerstrasse in Neuenheim. The... More