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 oldest bridge in Heidelberg, this bridge provides splendid views over the city and is the access point for Marketplatz, Philosopher's way and old town 
  • The bridge was the focal point and point of orientation for our trip to Heidelberg. You can not evade her and she more nacher on any landscape photo on it. Even the view from the window of our hotel room was coined by the bridge. Very interesting and beautiful building.
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  • It is a great bridge, the typical medieval that have flourished for all these years. It has a great view to the Castle by what transforms it into a must-see. If it crosses to the opposite side of the city also get excellent views and photos.
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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