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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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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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341 reviews 341 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

In a city with so many interesting places and great vantage points, every visitor must cross the Alte Brucke and find the perfect spot(s) for some photographs. It definitely is a scenic point and does provide even the worst photographer an opportunity to really shine. For those who have visited the Charles Bridge in Prague, the old bridge in Heidelberg... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

the bridge is nice, the gate to it from old town side also, you can take beautiful pictures with river or castle in the distance, but absolute must when you are close to it is to take a photo with monkey ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Beautiful old bridge in the heart of Heidelberg! Grand Architecture. Looks amazing at sunset! Recommend a visit if you're close by!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The bridge was nice, but it is a bridge. The arches look cool from afar - or off the bridge. Whilst on it, it just seems like a path from one side to the other. There were a few street performers, but none (at the time) worth watching.

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Cambridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Just a beautiful bridge, and gorgeous views of the river, castle and the town. Great location for taking pictures.

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Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Nice floodlit during night, old style and simple look bridge. I didn't walk through due to raining but I could say that all over Europe there are similar or more spectacullar bridges...

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Yes, view is unbelievable. It is rather short walk crossing it and I came here several times. Yes, there is a bronze monkey with legend. I met a scholar who also told me the story how monkey managed survive the historical flood of Heidelberg one spring after melt of record snow fall and spring rain. Also, view of castle from... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Beautiful, romantic bridge and entrance to the old town. Looks beautiful from the castle but even better up close

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

There's really not much to say: it's an old bridge; there are many of these in Europe and this is not particularly different from the rest. I recommend going at sunset: breathtaking view of the Neckar river and valley, and the golden light reflecting off the bridge's reddish stones is probably my strongest visual memory from Heidelberg.

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Somerset, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

At the bottom of the town with the monkey statue beside it is this bridge which is well worth a visit. It offers great views down the river and of the castle and the towns gate. Our guide says that the bridge dates back to the roman occupation of the town although it has changed somewhat over the years.

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