Philosopher’s Walk, Heidelberg

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Stroll down the scenic north banks of the Neckar river along Philosopher’s Walk. 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 Philosopher’s Walk into our Heidelberg online tour planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Heidelberg.
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  • I ran up the snake-path from the old Bridge. It was a demanding start to my run to say the least. The philosopher's path has great view of old town of Heidelberg 
    I ran up the snake-path from the old Bridge. It was a demanding start to my run to say the least. The philosopher's path has great view of old town of Heidelberg  more »
  • An interesting short way on the heights of the town with a funny name and a very beautiful view of the palace,the river, the old bridge and the town 💚💙 
    An interesting short way on the heights of the town with a funny name and a very beautiful view of the palace,the river, the old bridge and the town 💚💙  more »
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  • Excelent tour option, but be prepared for a huge slope, lots of stair in stone old style. There are few narrow corrdiors that would bring beautiful photos. Recommend!
  • Lovely walk. Not hard, and totally worth the view. The Schengenweg is the trickyer part, but totally can be done, even if you need some time to breath in the benches they put on the way.

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