Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), Heidelberg

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Named in honor of the man who constructed it, Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) 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 Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) into our Heidelberg trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Heidelberg.
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  • It was indeed great to learn more about history of this bridge as well as Napoleon wars in the area. The price is worth visiting including taking some good pictures for the souvenir. This is a must...  more »
  • The Old Bridge is a historic bridge located near to the Aldstadt in Heidelberg. This bridge is very picturesque and is well worth visiting when in the town and is great for photo opportunities.  more »
  • The view from the bridge is splendid. I visited during the day as well as at night. The view of the castle from the bridge during Eve is awesome. You can get some good shots from here.
  • What can I say, it's Heidelberg, which is a very quaint small town about an hour south of Frankfurt. Very picturesque. Loved the old style of the city with its very young vibe. Lots of students who give this place a very vibrant atmosphere. Lots of shopping and lots of tourists from abroad as well as Germany itself.
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