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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  • August 17, 2017
    The old town is a large and spacious than I thought a bridge at the bridge as a whole looks great! When I went back and windy suddenly fell and he did a tripod. The philosopher's path of thorns on a crossing in the photograph is a decent place.
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  • August 16, 2017
    A beautiful old bridge, which a hundred years into the past Christine into the underground. A great design and with beautiful gate in the old city!
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  • August 15, 2017
    It's a nice bridge spanning the neckar. It is pedestrian. It helps to have a nice view on the Castle. It's a romantic place. Very pretty.
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  • One of the most romantic sites in Europe. Sunsets are perfect. View of the old town, the Neckar river, and Heidelberg Castle.
  • Beautiful bridge. But crowdy. Also there was a street musician.
  • Stone bridge crossing the Neckar River. The Bridge Gate dates from Middle Ages .
  • Historic view, coming into Heidelberg.
  • Next to the monkey through the awesome gate to the beautiful historic bridge. Fabulous views from the bridge to to city.

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