Philosophenweg information

Lonely Planet review

Passing through steep fields and orchards on the slopes across the river from the Altstadt, the Philosophers’ Way commands panoramic views of the Schloss as it wends its way through the forest to various monuments, towers, ruins, a beer garden and the Thingstätte , a Nazi-era amphitheatre. The views are especially captivating around sundown, when the city is often bathed in a reddish glow. The walkway is a well-known lovers’ haunt, and many a young local is said to have lost their heart – and virginity – here!

The Philosophenweg is linked to the Alte Brücke by the Schlangenweg (Snake Path), a series of switchbacks.