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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  • The bridge is just a recipe for something in the way of the philosophers, but also a beautiful legs than I thought, and seems to have spent a lot of time here.
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  • The day we walked across and studied the fine appearance of this bridge it was quite breezy and overcast. The weather has something of an impact on the experience especially if one is carrying expensi...  more »
  • In sunny weather this is the must-see and must-take-a-photo location. Standing in the middle of the bridge, you can take a photo of the castle, too - or if you change perspectives - of the philosopher...  more »
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  • Stone bridge crossing the Neckar River. The Bridge Gate dates from Middle Ages .
  • A great bridge in a great city.
  • Next to the monkey through the awesome gate to the beautiful historic bridge. Fabulous views from the bridge to to city.
  • Best place to feal the Neckar
  • Great place.
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