Philosophers' Way

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  • Address: Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, 69120
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Trail, Garden, Landmark, Hiking Trail, River, Walking Area, Leisure, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Sports And Recreation

Overlooking the northern banks of the Neckar River, the Philosophers’ Way is a picturesque path located on a hill ideal for long walks, picnics and in general absorbing the gorgeous view of Heidelberg. The path itself winding through woods, vineyards and gardens is rightly named so, as during the Romantic Era it was often visited by philosophers, poets and such to reflect upon their creative solitude. Interestingly, it is said that the climate too here is very different from that in the valley below!

Even though it is a bit of a steep start and requires a little effort to climb the hill, you don’t regret it at all for the glorious sight later of the old town of Heidelberg. The path is well marked and with benches to rest at regular intervals.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • To see nature in full bloom, Spring or early Summer is the best time to visit.
  • Information signboards can be found all along the way.
  • Can be easily accessed by people with special needs, like prams, wheelchairs etc.

  • Bruckenstraße station

  • Le Gourmet im Hotel Die Hirschgasse
  • Patria Boat Restaurant at the Hotel Heidelberg Suites

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  • Philosophers' Way Address: Philosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, 69120
  • Philosophers' Way Timing: 24-hrs
  • Philosophers' Way Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Philosophers' Way(preferred time): 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Philosophers' Way: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 87.3% of people who visit Heidelberg include Philosophers' Way in their plan

  • 27.21% of people start their Philosophers' Way visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Philosophers' Way

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

86.47% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Philosophers' Way

People normally club together Market Square and Carl Theodor Old Bridge while planning their visit to Philosophers' Way.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures