Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), Heidelberg

4.6
#2 of 19 in Historic Sites in Heidelberg
Named in honor of the man who constructed it, Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke) stands as one of Heidelberg's most iconic landmarks. Admire the bridge's nine giant sandstone arches and its massive ornate gate. Wander from bank to bank of the Necker river for camera-ready views of the old city's churches, spires, and fortress. Keep an eye out for the statues--one is Carl Theodor--along the bridge. Don't miss the tribute to the former resident "bridge monkey" on the south bank. The bridge was partially destroyed by the retreating German Army in 1945. Extensive efforts to repair it included original materials. Put Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke) into our Heidelberg trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Heidelberg.
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  • undoubtedly one of the most beautiful attractions in the city, a short walk from the cathedral and the market square. with large arches that make it even more beautiful, from its top you can also see the castle.
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  • I think any really old bridge built by hand labor that has endured as much as this bridge must have through time and wars deserves a very good rating. If only it talk to tell its stories.  more »
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  • The entire area is so alive and the scenery is awesome. I can only imagine what it would be like to live here.
  • Very nice👍😀
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