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Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke)

Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Ranked #4 of 48 Attractions in Heidelberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Historic Sites
Description: This beautiful 18th-century bridge connects the two sides of the Neckar River.
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This bridge has a great gateway in sandstone and stone so that it almost looks striped. The bridge is pedestrianised and lots of people go on it for a view of the river Neckar. This is navigable with locks and weirs and there are river cruises too.

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Moscow, Russia
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35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

You get a nice view of the old city and university from the bridge, so it's a good place to take pictures. DOn't miss the marks of flood heights, they seem incredible. The empty-headed monkey statue in front of the bridge attracts visitors as well, although why would one want to pose as a monkey is beyond my comprehension. The... More

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Doha, Qatar
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20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

great place to gaze at the beautiful valley. I suggest you go there a bit early as it gets crowded with tourists which might ruin a great picture. the bridge leads to the old city where you can enjoy the many shops and restaurants.

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Melbourne, Australia
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67 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The nine span bridge over the River Neckar was built over an eight year period and dates from 1786. The best views are obtained from the other side of the river and along the Philosopher's Walk. The views capturing the glow from the afternoon setting sun with the old town in the foreground and castle dominating above can be spectacular.... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

After walking through the old town, I'd recommend strolling across the bridge for great views of the river, town, and the castle up on the hill. Definitely worth checking out!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Great place to have a different view of the town, the castle and the hills that surrounds Heidelberg. They preserve the towers in the entrance of the bridge, statues and the style of the building. Very beautiful!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It is a nice, historical bridge but there is not much to see. Take a walk. It doesn't need much time. Fifteen minutes maximum.

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The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The bridge is must do. Just enjoying the view. You can also sit on one of the bench and just enjoy watching the crowd/tourist.

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legnano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The bridge is spectacular, especially in a beautiful day at the sunset. The view encompasses also the castle which is near and, together with the river, gives very romantic feelings

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The bridge itself is worthy as an attraction, being quite unique in its construction. However the best bit is the views of the town, castle and river which cannot be seen elsewhere, a must for the view especially if you want to take a few photos

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