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  • derschrecklich

    The Heidelberg Thingstätte is one of about 40 Thingplätze the early period of National Socialism and was built from 1934-35 to plans by the architect Hermann Alker of the Reich Labor Service and Heidelberg students. Geographically, it is the counterpart to the Heidelberg Cemetery, which was created at about the same time (1934) on the ant hill, the Heiligenberg on the other side of the Neckar opposite ridge for fallen soldiers of the First World War. The Thingstätte is said to have been built on an alleged Germanic cult place, with which it was issued as part of the Nazi blood-and-ground mysticism. The stage was to be used primarily for propaganda events. After the Second World War left the signposted as a place of celebration Thingstätte largely expire. For several years, the US community in Heidelberg held their Easter solstice celebration on the Thingstätte or it met youth or sports groups there. In the meantime, the site is a listed building and is regularly used in the summer for open-air concerts (for example, opera performances, concerts by Udo Jürgens, Placido Domingo, Montserrat Caballé or André Rieu).

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    • October 24, 2015

  • Ralf

    Performances are still going on here.
    Also accessible by public bus.

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    • February 26, 2017

  • Oliver OSS

    A great building, though built by the Nazis. Has not been used by those, the very good acoustics can be experienced on rare occasions at concerts there.

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    • June 16, 2017

  • Anke 🤗

    Interesting historical complex with a great view when you have climbed all the stairs👍🏻

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    • June 28, 2020

  • Michael Feigenbutz

    Stefan monastery
    Below the parking lot on the Heiligenberg with Thingstätte and Michaelskloster there is a tower on the right and a few remnants of the wall. G. Stefan monastery. There and also on the tower you have a fantastic view of Heidelberg and the castle.

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    • June 15, 2016

  • Thomas 🖤💚

    The Heidelberg Thingstätte is an open-air stage on the Heiligenberg near Heidelberg, which was originally built as a Thingstätte in the time of National Socialism along the lines of ancient Greek theater.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. After the facility broke down in the post-war years, events later took place there again and it was generally referred to as a "thing". Until 2018 it was mainly used for unofficial Walpurgis night celebrations. The facility is a protected cultural monument.

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    • May 19, 2020

  • Ein 🐟 namens Wander

    Since the 1980s, the Thingstätte was also a popular meeting place for Walpurgisnacht. Starting in a small frame, there were more and more visitors year after year.
    In 2017, it even came to a forest fire, the fire brigade through the flock of Walpurgispilgern could face only with difficulty.
    Therefore, the Thingstätte was closed to Walpurgisnacht in 2018 and it will probably remain on 30 April in the future.

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    • May 26, 2018

  • Joccer1

    Very nice, would the monastery above the Thingstätte, you can play great catch and the view from the monastery is also very nice

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    • October 15, 2018

  • Pete

    The Thingstätte is an impressive and at the same time creepy place.

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    • March 3, 2021

  • Dominik

    Always nice, the big steps are great for a picnic.

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    • April 28, 2019

  • Änna

    Keep reminding yourself how precious peace is

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    • September 13, 2019

  • Sabine 🦁

    The historic complex from the Third Reich is an imposing open-air stage where open-air concerts take place. At the same time, it serves as a leisure area, excursion location and training facility for individualists. Very nicely situated on the Heiligenberg between the Stephankloster and Michaelskloster.

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    • March 29, 2021

  • Clemens

    Should you look at yourself.

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    • October 30, 2019

  • Roland

    From the top you have a great view of the valley

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    • February 20, 2020

  • Wanderfalke

    Again and again a tour resists.

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    • May 14, 2019

  • Sabine

    Very interesting this plant.

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    • December 25, 2016

  • Jochen

    Impressive facility on the Heiligenberg above Heidelberg.

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    • January 8, 2017

  • 🇺🇦Uwe 🏃‍♂️1098🏍

    The Heidelberg Thingstätte is an open-air theater on the Heiligenberg near Heidelberg, ostensibly based on the model of ancient Greek theaters, built as a Thingstätte during the Nazi era. The laying of the foundation stone for the "Thingstätte Heidelberg" took place on May 30, 1934 and on May 22, 1934.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • August 16, 2021

  • Jonny

    (Thingsstette, Heiligenberg)

    • October 12, 2018

  • Sabine 🦁

    The Thingstätte was built in the Third Reich and was supposed to be useful for propaganda purposes.
    Nowadays it is a popular excursion and training destination, but it is also available for concerts.
    In its structure it is strongly reminiscent of Greco-Roman theater.
    Good for a summer and sun stay!

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    • March 27, 2021

  • haertera

    The huge open-air stage from the time of National Socialism is very impressive.

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    • August 1, 2021

  • Michael

    Beautifully designed, though the purpose was not great.

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    • June 10, 2018

  • Frank

    Very impressive! German history, albeit negative, up close ..

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    • September 10, 2018

  • Dirk

    Impressive facility with "interesting" past.

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    • February 28, 2019

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