Thingstätte
Thingstätte
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Traveling Ammonite
131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I've been coming up here every now and then for 15 years, it doesn't disappoint. They used to hold Walpurgisnacht up there, with bonfires and general celebrations, but now fires are illegal so I don't know if that's still a thing. Still worth a walk up if you're feeling like moving a bit.
Written February 4, 2024
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Magen J
Anchorage, AK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Excellent hike through the woods behind Handschuheim. There is a complex of ruins within walking distance of Thingstatte. I recommend having a taxi drop you off at Heidenloch (there is a taxi stand in Neuenheim by the Sparkasse bank and the park). From there you can walk in and see the Heidenloch well and walk up the tower. It is the best view of Heidelberg castle!

From there you walk to Thingstatte. It is an impressive structure filled with a sense of deep mourning.

From there you can walk to St. Michael's Abbey ruins. The trail system run for several miles/km along the Ridge line with various other ruins I haven't fully explored yet. I recommend renting an Ebike so you can fully check out the trail system.

Watch for the signs on the trees for trail systems. The rocks indicate ruins/sites and sign posts will show you which way to which village. Bring water and snacks!
Written April 10, 2023
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Zerzura
Herefordshire, UK49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
We drove up to the monument using address of the restaurant supplied here. It was very misty so that added to the atmosphere. Our little dog loved running up and down the steps 😊 You need to see it in historical context with a good dose of imagination. Personally I love the way nature reclaims these kind of crumbling monuments.
Written September 14, 2022
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francien2015
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1,080 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Built by students to underline the Nazi movement this monument on top of the mountain is worth the climb.
Written July 25, 2022
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honest
Ngunnawal, Australia264 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
The hike was long and hard, and we almost got lost but it took my breath away! Absolutely stunning, and the views from the top were amazing!
Written July 8, 2022
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Jake R
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
It’s quite a hike to get here. I visited while COVID-regulations were still in place so it was obvious that it hadn’t been used for some time. More interesting is the klosterruine just a little bit north of here. I’d recommend making the hike and then stopping here for a breather before the real stop ahead.
Written November 10, 2021
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Imran Bajwa
Bruchsal, Germany17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
Me and my family with one daughter went there and liked it very much. Someone was performing nice songs
Written May 2, 2021
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New Horizon Africa Safaris
Kigali, Rwanda825 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Did a great hike to reach this stadium along with friends. The history was very information for me especially that i love history and archeology. Boosted my understanding of past events with facts that are tangible and visual, loved it so much.
Written January 2, 2021
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MoonaMuslim
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Of course, the emergence was under the Nazis. But a building should never be viewed from this perspective only. Whether a church, a mosque, or as in this case here - it is an impressive building. The size, located in the forest ... for a few years, the US community held its Easter sunrise celebration in Heidelberg at the Thingstätte and Walpurgis night celebrations take place.
If you climb the stairs on a sunny day and then look at the layout, I think you know how impressed this structure is, even if it is simple.
Whether young people celebrate there at night may be, but in this case it plays a subordinate role for tourists / visitors.

If you have a little time, you should walk up the Philosophenweg and hike further to this point.
Alternatively, you can drive to the parking lot, which is just in front of it. In addition, the bus runs (line 38, on certain days from spring to autumn - better inform beforehand).

With the ulterior motive of seeing a speaker there is something extraordinary. You don't find such a place too often.
And next to this - National Socialist or not - welcome to the 21st century. Opera performances or concerts by Udo Jürgens and Placido Domingo also took place here. The acoustics must be overwhelming
Written June 26, 2020
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Rupa D
Heidelberg, Germany47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I love hiking up to Thingstatte every now and then. Start the hike from Philosophensweg and then just figure it out on the way or ask for directions. I have been up there 3 times and still I am not sure about the route ::: I get to see new things or paths each time I go there !!
It's definitely worth doing again and again!
Written March 22, 2020
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