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Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke)

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Address: Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Description: This beautiful 18th-century bridge connects the two sides of the Neckar...
This beautiful 18th-century bridge connects the two sides of the Neckar River.
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Nice bridge

Since you are already in Heidelberg then you should also pass by the bridge. You can see people from all over the world crossing the bridge and also musicians and artists. It is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Since you are already in Heidelberg then you should also pass by the bridge. You can see people from all over the world crossing the bridge and also musicians and artists. It is interesting and the view of the castle from there is also nice (maybe the best part) for pictures! well thats about it!

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Ashkelon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you visit the schloss you must take a stroll and cross this beautiful bridge. You get a sense of times gone by together with many other strollers from all corners of our world.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The old bridge is one of those historic monuments you do not want to miss. Not only is it gorgeous in it's own right - it is also a monument to some of the towns worst floods (passing through the gates with the old town in your back, look down over the left rail to see the markings). There also... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Walk mid way unto the bridge for a wonderful picture of the Heidelberg Castle high on the mountain. For the best shot of the bridge gate and tower walk down the street about 100 feet and you can frame your shot through the structures on both sides of the street. Lots to see at this location but make sure you... More 

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It's old, it's cool and we had a hotel that looked out on it. It brings you to the philosophers way too. It's a fine construction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This bridge has a real cool gate at one end, and the bridge can be accessed from the Old Town. You can also walk along river and get good views of the bridge. The best view of the gate is from the Old Town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Walk out on the bridge and do a 360. Take your camera. The Romans built the 1st bridge around 40AD, hundreds of thousands of years after the Heidelberg Man lived there. In 863AD, there was a monastery where the castle stands today. Heidelberg was founded in 1196. Today's bridge is relatively modern having been built in the 1700s.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

During winter when we visited this was a stunning bridge to get photos from. It wasn't too busy even though it was at 11:30am so you can sneek out into the middle and take some stunning photos of the castle, the gate on the bridge, the river, the houses and several other zoomed in favourites in the old town. It... More 

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Stand on in the midlle of the Alte Brucke and let yourself look around the surrounding, the Neckar valley, one of the most beautifull valley in Germany. The Heidelberg old town with its well known Castle ruin, the Neckar river are part of the Neckar valley. On the day time, the beautifull scenery will rewarding your eyes with a best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The bridge was built of Neckar Valley sandstone in 1786 to replace the previous 8 wooden bridges that were each washed away by the Neckar River. The Pepper Pots at the entrance to the bridge served as the gatekeeper's apartment & as a prison. Today the bridge is closed to traffic. The brass monkey to the left of the entrance... More 

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