Merianblick (Merian's View), Heidelberg

Merianblick (Merian's View), Heidelberg

Merianblick, or Merian's View, is a sandstorm platform located along the Philosophenweg, or Philosopher's Way. The platform holds an illustration of a 1620s copperplate engraving of Heidelberg. Merianblick was created by Matthaus Merian. He was a Swiss engraver who specialized in topographical works.

The platform looks over the old city of Heidelberg, which allows tourists to compare the map with the existing city. The map itself shows the city prior to the Thirty Years War within the Holy Roman Empire from 1618 to 1648, which led to the destruction of Heidelberg.

There are numerous sights to see along Philosophenweg. Along with Merianblick, visitors should stop at the Philosopher's Garden, the Snake Path and Bismarck Tower. Those traveling with children will enjoy the Spielplatz Philosophenweg playground.

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Merianblick (Merian's View) on Map

Sight Name: Merianblick (Merian's View)
Sight Location: Heidelberg, Germany (See walking tours in Heidelberg)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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