On the North banks of the river Neckar you can see the silhouette of the Heiligenberg, which at 440m is not all that high. ... More
On the North banks of the river Neckar you can see the silhouette of the Heiligenberg, which at 440m is not all that high. The Philosophenweg (philosopher's road) that lies at its foot offers many good viewpoints on Heidelberg. Those who want to see Heidelberg from a higher view, should make a trip to the top of the Heiligenberg. The easiest way is to go by car to the suburb Handschuhsheim and then turn right and follow the street via the Mühlentalstraße and the Chaisenweg to the peak of the hill. After 6 km full of bends you will see the look-out tower, built in 1885. From here you will enjoy a marvellous view. Directly beside is the ruin of the Stephanskloster (Stephan's cloister). 500m down the road is the Thingstätte (Thing site), a memorial dating from the Nazi period. Following the foot path 200m to the second peak of the hill, there is a piece of history that is really worth seeing: the ruins of the Michaelskloster. From here you have an impressive vi ew over the Rhine valley. It is worthwhile as well to follow the path along the Celtic Ring Wall that was erected 450-250 B.C. to protect the ancient Celtic settlement on the hill.
This historic service is actually comprised of two unique trains: the lower railway is the most modern of its type
in Germany and has been in service since 1890 on a course of 489 meters, from the Kornmarkt via ...
The museum of the University of Heidelberg is situated in the Old University and documents the history of Germany's oldest
higher education facility. The three display rooms show the history from its foundation in 1386 until 1786 in room ...
Whether the Philosophenweg (Philosopher's Path) really inspired the likes of Nietsche, Kant or Hegel is a matter of debate. But
anyone who takes this path will certainly see Heidelberg from another angle. A steep ascent takes you up to ...