The Heiligenberg is a large wooded hill overlooking the town of Heidelberg. Our final destination at the top was Thingstätte, an open-air theatre (amphitheater) on the Heiligenberg mountain. But along the way we were overwhelmed with the beauty of the forest and all the extra finds. And after Thingstätte, we found The Monastery of St. Michael ...
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Heiligenberg is the hill you can see if you look from the castle at the other side of the river. Hidden in the woods there are several interesting landmarks including Philosophenweg, Bismarck Tower, ruins of Stephan's monastery with the lookout tower, Heidenloch, ruins of …
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- St. Michael’s Monastery
- St. Stephen’s Monastery
The first place I visited was “Thingstätte.” This amphitheater was built in 1935 as a gathering place for Nazi festivals, speeches, and rallies. Initially, it was planned to build 1,200 of these amphitheaters around Germany as part of the “Blut und Boden (Blood and Soil)” ideology. However, the Nazi Party only built 40 of these structures before abandoning the ideology in 1936 due to the rise of the radio. Interestingly, Joseph Goebbels was the keynote speaker at the opening of the amphitheater in Heidelberg, which was attended by over 20,000 people. To see old pictures of Thingstätte during the Nazi Era, click here. Two things that initially struck my attention was the remoteness of this amphitheater and the vastness. Also, it was interesting to observe how this structure is used today. I ended up just sitting on the steps and relaxing because it was a sunny, warm, beautiful day. However, this was a really popular spot for young families, couples, students, etc. It was pretty busy...
After going to Thingstätte, I headed to the summit of the mountain which is home to an old monastery called St. Michael’s Monastery. It is believed that this monastery was initially built around 870 AD. However, the ruins that are seen today date to around 1023 AD. Although this monastery is around 1,200 years old, it is believed that a Celtic fortress was built at the top of this mountain around 500 BC. Around 2,000 years ago, the Romans built a settlement in Heidelberg and had a temple where the monastery is now located. After the Romans were driven out of Heidelberg, the monastery was built. The University of Heidelberg decided to tear down the monastery in 1589. What remains of the monastery today are ruins.
My last stop on Heiligenberg was St. Stephen’s Monastery. Not much even remains in terms of ruins. The monastery was built in the 11th century. Sometime in the 19th century, the remaining stones from the monastery were used to build a tower, which provides wonderful views of the city of Heidelberg, the Altstadt, and the Neckar River!
The walk up and down Heiligenberg is absolutely gorgeous! A famous pathway that is incorporated into the mountain is Philosophenweg. Many of my photos are from different points along this pathway. Philosophenweg is famous because many university scholars and students would walk and talk along this pathway!
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Thingstätte in Heidelberg The laying of the foundation stone for the "Thingstätte Heidelberg" took place on May 30, 1934 and on June 22, 1935 it was opened by Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels under the new name "Celebration Heiligenberg". But it played an important role in the quickly becoming meaningless thing movement.