Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), Heidelberg

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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  • The view from the bridge is almost as good as view from the castle. During the rainy day when we were there it even more romantic. Try to be there around sunset to get the full effect.  more »
  • the gate is quite pretty&the bridge also old enough. view must good as it has expensive and old house along the river. good for take time visit  more »
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  • 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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