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Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke)

Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Ranked #4 of 47 attractions in Heidelberg
Type: Bridges, Historic Sites
Description: This beautiful 18th-century bridge connects the two sides of the Neckar River.
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Heidelberg
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It's a great foto op! The view from this old bridge is fantastic, and it leads right into the old town to the main cathedral. Don't forget to eat at some of the places near the bridge, pretty good food!

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Munich, Germany
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Grab a gelato and stroll across this beautiful bridge for the most amazing views of the castle and surrounding area. Easily one of our favorite famous bridges in the world!

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Musashino, Tokyo, Japan
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a perfect place for taking photos. You might as well go there in the afternoon when you will get beautiful sunlight over the Heidelberg Castle and the Bridge.

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Denver, co
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12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I'm not really sure what to say here. This popped up as one of the other things in Heidelberg. It's a bridge. It got me across the Neckar. Had a couple of statues. It was nice enough, I suppose.

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Melbourne, Australia
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73 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The existing strong bridge structure represents about the ninth time a bridge was built here - the others ( wooden) were presumably not strong enough to cope with the consistent flooding. It is worth visiting and seeing not just the bridge and gate but also the detailed figures. Good views too.

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zgharta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I loved the bridge and the gate, it has a nice view on the river, the statues are nice, the lightings .. and the monkey statue near the gate is nice , when you know its story.

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Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We spent New Years Eve on the Bridge with 1000 of other people. It was an amazing scene, fireworks going off in all directions no set plan,

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Eugene, Oregon
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The bridge and the bridge tower on the southern end are just so picturesque, they're definitely worth a visit! The bridge offers a great view of Heidelberg Castle up on the hill, of the bridge tower, and is particularly pretty at night. It's also just a few minutes walk from many of the hotels in Old Town (Altstadt). For a... More

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Great Place for A Photo Op. Nice little Pubs to quench your thirst and grab some pub grub or cake and coffee to fuel the rest of your day! Great people wathching spot. Take your Pictures then sit back in the shadow of the Old Bridge and soak up the beauty of your trip!

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Auckland
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

If you look at the bridge from the Old town side you will see on the first pillar lines with dates beside them which shows the various times that the river has flooded and how high. believe you me it is quite scarey

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