Philosophengärtchen (Philosopher’s Garden), Heidelberg

Philosophengärtchen (Philosopher’s Garden), Heidelberg

Philosopher's Garden, is a public garden in Heidelberg. It is located along the Philosophenweg, or Philosopher's Way, which has stunning views of the Neckar River, the Old Bridge and historic castles. This is said to be the best place to get a view of the Heidelberg's old town region.

The Philosopher's Garden requires a small amount of climbing with the choice of a sloped path or a railed staircase. Once tourists reach the garden, they can rest on one of many benches while they enjoy the view. The garden is filled with exotic plants from subtropical areas that include almond, lemon and ginkgo trees.

Visitors will find plaques along with a bust of Joseph von Eichendorff inscribed with one of his poems. Those who continue on Philosopher's Way will also find the Hölderlin stone and a memorial to the Angel Church of the Dagersbach settlement.

Philosopher’s Garden's name is derived from Philosophenweg, which was so named to reflect the Heidelberg students who originally found the path. The garden is open 24 hours a day throughout the year.

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Sight Name: Philosophengärtchen (Philosopher’s Garden)
Sight Location: Heidelberg, Germany (See walking tours in Heidelberg)
Sight Type: Park/Outdoor
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Walking Tours in Heidelberg, Germany

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Heidelberg is located on the Neckar River and is Baden-Württemberg’s fifth-largest city. One-quarter of the approximately 160,000 residents are students. Heidelberg University was founded in 1386 and is Germany’s oldest and one of Europe’s most prestigious universities. In addition, Heidelberg is home to internationally acclaimed research facilities, including four Max Planck Institutes....  view more

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Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles