Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg), Heidelberg

4.7
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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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  • 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.  more »
  • 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.  more »
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