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This beautiful 18th-century bridge connects the two sides of the Neckar River.
Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is worth walking to the Karl Theodor Bridge, commonly known as the Old Bridge, which is an iconic landmark of Heidelberg. This is an arch bridge that crosses the Neckar river. This is one of the last large specimen of charming classical stone bridge,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The pictures of this bridge may have been seen by many - but to be in it is truly unique! Lovely piece of architecture with the lovely “Tors” at both ends. The bridge itself is made of Heidelberg sandstone and you can feel the history...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go through the towered gate and walk out on the bridge to enjoy the sights and history of Heidelberg. There were a lot of tour boats plus great views of the castle and city.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Doug O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its a medieval style bridge, not much besides that, it's walkable no cars allowed. No parking space nearby.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Franco_Reviewer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not go out of your way to see this bridge. It is average. However, if you are walking around the Old Town, it is worth the side trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stephrab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bridge is one of the main attractions in Heidelberg, you will see it from the Castle hill. Do not forget to find a spectacular sculpture of a monkey holding a mirrow on the south (old town) part of the bridge.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shimnik
Reviewed October 17, 2018

It is always busy. Many tourists, tour groups, but hey its a bridge. There is some history to it around it so if you go to Hberg, you will almost have to walk it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jteal
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Don't forget to go to this place, wonderful pictures to take and heart of the town. A beautiful old bridge that connects the two parts of Heidleberg across the Neckar. The two towers (as city entrance doors) are currently under renovation. Walk on this historic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gil40100
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

I only regret not checking it out during the day, but it’s a lovely bridge. As you can see in the picture below it’s still a nice quiet spot to relax outside the city.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

The bridge is not a wonder but the location provide a great view and it does look pretty from a distance with the city and nature.

Date of experience: October 2018
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