We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke)

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Website
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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$126.65*
and up
Private Tour: Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt
More Info
$85.17*
and up
Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt
More Info
$111.04*
and up
Frankfurt Combo: Heidelberg Half-Day Trip and Frankfurt City Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,221 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 259
    Excellent
  • 227
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Picture Perfect Bridge Along the Neckar River

A pretty little city like Heidelberg would not be complete without a picturesque bridge. Connecting the Alstadt to the residential area is the Carl Theodor Bridge. This bridge... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
gurufvg
,
Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
Add Photo Write a Review

1,221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 536: English reviews
Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
Level Contributor
128 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A pretty little city like Heidelberg would not be complete without a picturesque bridge. Connecting the Alstadt to the residential area is the Carl Theodor Bridge. This bridge offers a nice walk path for travelers of the city who would like to cross the Neckar river to and from Heildelberg's Old Town. This bridge is picture perfect and offers a... More 

Helpful?
Thank gurufvg
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice historical old Bridge...take it if you want a hike up the mountain on the other side of town where there is cool ruins.

Helpful?
Thank Rebecca S
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level Contributor
438 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for a short stop to take pictures and have some great views. The bridge played an important part in Heidelberg's history and was destroyed by the allies in WWII. It is not a destination stop but should only take a few minutes and worth the time when you are in the center city area.

Helpful?
Thank Funtraveler2014
Tralee, Kerry, Ireland
Level Contributor
23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cool refreshing walk on an old narrow stone bridge with history. Many couples walking hand in hand. Peaceful in January.

Helpful?
Thank FTSZF4519
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level Contributor
223 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a lover of bridges, this would be one. Yes it was repaired after WWII as was much of Germany. They did an amazing reconstruction that shows the beauty of the original artists.

Helpful?
Thank cdhcch
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
132 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We use bridge every time we walk to old city the views from bridge are great it is a great place for photos and to enjoy the views of river Neckar river it is one of the attractions that make Heidelberg so beautiful The bonze monkey sculpture at entrance of bridge on west side has a great story to remind... More 

Helpful?
Thank GSAUNDERS1958
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome view for the city as well as the castle. Weather is very cold always if you are from India. Locals are a bit stringy & don't like to talk or interact much.

Helpful?
Thank Hitesh M
Israel
Level Contributor
61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Out your guide avit-vit said the bridge is not that old. It was brought down during a war and from time to time the city brings it down for renovation. The attraction is the lovely monkey. Must take picture

Helpful?
Thank GabbyIL
Summerside, Canada
Level Contributor
42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

Great views and amazing site to see. It is a must see site ...so old and can see the castle from here.

Helpful?
Thank Deborah W
Level Contributor
414 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

Didn't realize the big deal of the bridge until we made our way on it. What awesome views await you. It's a beautiful structure in its own right, but you can take in views of the city, the mountains and the castle from this spot. It is also a crowded area, expect to take on the views with 1000 of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Thedevelopingimage

Travelers who viewed Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke) also viewed

 
Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg
 

Been to Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?