Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), Heidelberg

4.6
#2 of 19 in Historic Sites in Heidelberg
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. Put Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke) into our Heidelberg trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Heidelberg.
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  • A must for anyone visiting Heidelberg. Absolutely worth seeing and romantic. The trail to the old bridge, through the idyllic old town. They invite the small shops and tasty restaurants.
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  • offers this old, architecturally beautiful bridge. A nice landmark on the way to the Heidelberg Castle.
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  • This was a great place even on a rainy and dreary day. The views of the castle were great from here and of course the view of the river. The strange monkey statue was a can't miss photo. This was a very good place to people watch. I was so glad we didn't just explore the castle but took time to come down and explore in town. I wish we had realized all that was here so we could have allotted more time.
  • A very much loved tourist attraction in Heidelberg. You can get some great pictures here of the castle in the background. A must see!
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