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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  • Enjoyable walk with great views of the city's rooftops! Beautiful places to linger for a few moments. Proper footwear recommended.....
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  • From the old town, cross the Karl Tiodol Bridge and take a steep walk along the north shore of the Neckar River. I could get a taste of the whole picture of Heidelberg. It was hard, but i was very satisfied with myself when I was addicted to speculation like Goethe.
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