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Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke)

Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Ranked #4 of 53 Attractions in Heidelberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Historic Sites, Landmarks
Owner description: This beautiful 18th-century bridge connects the two sides of the Neckar River.
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Type: Bridges, Historic Sites, Landmarks
Owner description: This beautiful 18th-century bridge connects the two sides of the Neckar River.

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Toronto, Canada
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202 reviews 202 reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Lovely landmark that needs to be crossed. Lots of stuff to do nearby ie. shopping, museums, the Castle, restaurants and bars. People-watch. Add this to a casual day strolling Heidelberg.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Wonderful old bridge that gives city so much charm. The perfect entry to philosophers path. It offers a good view of the Heidelberg Castle.

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Belmont, Ohio, United States
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25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Old Bridge is one of the landmarks that Heidelberg is known for. You have to see it . We visited the bridge and walked from end to end. There's a plaque on the Altstadt side that will give you the history and other particulars about the bridge. You get a nice feeling strolling across this old bridge, dropping a... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Wonderful old bridge that gives this city so much charm. It's the perfect entry way to philosophers way and to cross back over the river, it seems especially charming when viewed above from either the north side or from the castle. Must stop when in Heidelberg.

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Hartlepool
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6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Every time we visit Heidelberg the wife has to have her picture taken in the Monkey's head along with everyone else it seems

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

As a bridge itself, it is very average if you compared it with the more famous Charles Bridge in Prague. However the bridge does offer a good view of the Heidelberg Castle.

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Fair Haven, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This bridge is a great place to take a picture with the old town and Heidelberg Castle behind you. One of the bridge supports columns shows the water level of various floods throughout hundreds of years. There are barge restaurants and river cruises below. We stopped at one of the docked boat-restaurants for a late bowl of pumpkin soup and... More 

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Salvador, BA
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very nice and historic bridge. Awesome view of the castle. Try to take a walk at night, absolutely beautiful view, if you don't get a foggy/mist night! :/

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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

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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19 helpful votes 19 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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