Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), Heidelberg
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Named in honor of the man who constructed it, Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke) stands as one of Heidelberg's most iconic landmarks. Admire the bridge's nine giant sandstone arches and its massive ornate gate. Wander from bank to bank of the Necker river for camera-ready views of the old city's churches, spires, and fortress. Keep an eye out for the statues--one is Carl Theodor--along the bridge. Don't miss the tribute to the former resident "bridge monkey" on the south bank. The bridge was partially destroyed by the retreating German Army in 1945. Extensive efforts to repair it included original materials. Add Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke) to your Heidelberg travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Heidelberg vacation planner.
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  • beautiful bridge for photos, spanning the Neckar River. Interesting sculpture of a monkey at the entrance. 
  • This is a wonderful spot to photograph Altstadt Heidelberg. It is easily walked to from town and offers a wonderful view of the city. If you take a couple extra minutes to walk all the way across, you...  more »
  • It is a good stone on the Neckar River Bridge. I liked the view from the bridge in the Middle much. Heidelberg Castle stands on a hill overlooking and, on the other side there is a path of philosophy. Or touch a splendid gate near the statue of the monkey, monkeys get medals and collects money.
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  • It is a must visit when you are in Heidelberg. It offers a great panorama of the surroundings and you can also see the Heidelberg Castle the bridge. 4 x per year or so they have Schlossbeleuchtung (big fireworks). It will include this location and the castle. An amazing show of fireworks which you don't want to miss.
  • Cross this bridge from Schloss Heidelberg (Heidelberg Castle) to get some great views of the castle. Scenic shots of this bridge can be had as well.
  • Hundreds of tourists from all over the world visit the bridge everyday. It offers a great panorama of the surroundings and you can also see the Heidelberg Castle from here. The annual Schlossbeleuchtung takes place on this location. An amazing show of fireworks which you don't want to miss.
  • Nice peace of history. On the side, you can see how high was the river water in the past.
  • Beautiful view from this place. Some people play music on this bridge. Peaceful place. I love this place. Worth watching