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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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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Crossing the river at the limit of the old town, this is not really an exciting architecture. It was more fun to watch how the boats crossed the dam half a kilometer from it.

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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The bridge is pedestrianised, so it's easy to stroll across and get your pictures of the town and of the Neckar. A small "padlock" thing is just getting started here. The view from the "far" side, back over at the town is certainly worth the walk.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Offers views of the Neckar River and the castle. Nice area for leisurely strolling and picture taking.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Having read several reviews of the Alte Brucke I was probably expecting a grander structure (as in Prague), and although being slightly underwhelmed it is a nice old bridge nevertheless. It is certainly worth a visit and the views are very good as you look back to the Old Town and the Schloss.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A really short walk from old town, it is a great place to get a good picture of the castle and the surrounding area. If they are shooting fireworks from the castle area, it is the prime place to see the show. From here you will get a real feel of what the Heidelberg of old looked and felt like.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

When you stroll through the old town and come to the church, don't forget to the Old Bridge, pass onto the River Neckar and then take a look from there onto the old town and the castle. It takes only a few minutes, but if the weather is nice, and at beginning night it is a really beautiful view, and... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful bridge across the Neckar with a great view of the castle/palace on the hill. If you are down by the Evang. church in the old city walk down to the bridge and get some pictures.

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Denver, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nice stroll across the Neckar from Heidelberg's Altstadt to the opposite bank, where you can continue your walk up to the Philosophenweg. Bring a camera and don't forget to visit the monkey for a picture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Landmark and a must-go tourist attraction of Heidelberg! Both side of the town are extremely beautiful. While standing on the bridge, do not forget to snap the picture of that famous Heidelberg Castle up at the hill! Worth!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It's an old bridge! Amazing architecture and statues but once you have been over it and back and seen it from both sides not a lot else to say. having said that we were lucky to be there on one of the very few night a firework display takes place with the bridge as the centre piece - that is... More

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