Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), Heidelberg

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Named in honor of the man who constructed it, Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) 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. Put Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) into our Heidelberg trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Heidelberg.
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  • Enjoy the river view, lush surroundings and magnificent castle views as you cross the historic bridge on foot 
    Enjoy the river view, lush surroundings and magnificent castle views as you cross the historic bridge on foot  more »
  • It was indeed great to learn more about history of this bridge as well as Napoleon wars in the area. The price is worth visiting including taking some good pictures for the souvenir. This is a must... 
    It was indeed great to learn more about history of this bridge as well as Napoleon wars in the area. The price is worth visiting including taking some good pictures for the souvenir. This is a must...  more »
  • The Old Bridge is a historic bridge located near to the Aldstadt in Heidelberg. This bridge is very picturesque and is well worth visiting when in the town and is great for photo opportunities. 
    The Old Bridge is a historic bridge located near to the Aldstadt in Heidelberg. This bridge is very picturesque and is well worth visiting when in the town and is great for photo opportunities.  more »
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  • The view from the bridge is splendid. I visited during the day as well as at night. The view of the castle from the bridge during Eve is awesome. You can get some good shots from here.
  • What can I say, it's Heidelberg, which is a very quaint small town about an hour south of Frankfurt. Very picturesque. Loved the old style of the city with its very young vibe. Lots of students who give this place a very vibrant atmosphere. Lots of shopping and lots of tourists from abroad as well as Germany itself.
  • Heidelberg is the German Prague twin city, not formal but almost identical. Very recommended for all travelers on their way back to Frankfurt airport. Take two nights at this beautiful city and you'll never regret it.
  • This superbly maintained historical structure provides a unique perspective of the commercial center on one bank and the upscale residential units on the other with very cool ferries going up and down the river. For us engineers the view of the lock and dam is pretyy awesome too.
  • Its an awesome place to walk around. Take a look at the views attached. Its very clean, serene, historical and a must visit in Heidelberg..

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