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Well Worth the Hike

I really loved his place. I walked up starting at the Philosophers Path and it took a half hour or... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Jon M
Long Beach, CA
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Impressive Ruins

We hiked the Philosphers way trail, beautiful hike and neat runs. I felt it was worth the hike... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
Brian H
Lewiston, Idaho
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Auf dem Heiligenberg 1, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

There is a free parking lot nearby and a bus stop so you can drive almost up to the ruins but I chose to hike from the down town, following Philosophenweg, then continuing on Oberer Philosophenweg and later following the signs pointing to the ruins....More

Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

As you are on the top of the Hill its ok to have a Look at the cloister - there is Not to much left here

Thank dennys34
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Time was well spent even it involved a bit walk and hike. Well maintained site. It was September and temperature dropped significantly in the late afternoon. Be prepared!!!

Thank Harry C
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I really loved his place. I walked up starting at the Philosophers Path and it took a half hour or so to get to the top. It's a beautiful hike and well worth it. I really enjoyed walking around the monastery and exploring it alone...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Small towers and ancient buildings are well-maintained allowing easy access to the monastic world of the past. This is well-worth the long trek up the mountain.

Thank LarryErickson
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We hiked the Philosphers way trail, beautiful hike and neat runs. I felt it was worth the hike. Nice photo place

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Walk all the way to the top of the mountain and this is your reward. Driving up there just seems wrong. You get a really good sense of why the mountain was considered holy from prehistoric times to the middle ages.

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 30 June 2016

you walk amongst the ruins of the old monastery .. BUT it has amazing views down over the city ... and is a great place to escape the hassle of tourism and people.... would i go again ? .. YES ... also great to bring...More

Thank pinkypoo2007
Reviewed 25 March 2016

This monastery was an outpost of Lorsch, which was once quite powerful. Over the years it declined and, as it was at the top of the local hill (Heiligenberg) left to molder in peace. The ruins are open to all to meander around, with two...More

Thank drsusanc
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Even on a cloudy day, this kloster ruin is worth the trip from Heidelberg. It isn't too bad a walk, but it helps to be in a little bit of shape for walking :)! On a clear day this is great place to visit. You...More

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Response from pinkypoo2007 | Reviewed this property |
Hello There , sorry for my late reply - you have to be REALLY FIT to manage this in in 3 hours , especially as it would be shame if you miss your boat. I would say that it will take near to 1.5 - 2 hrs to hike up as we... More