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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  • I spent the Columbus Day weekend visiting Heidelberg with my good friend. One of the great things to see and do is the historic bridge. You must walk across the bridge to see it from both sides. You.....  more
    I spent the Columbus Day weekend visiting Heidelberg with my good friend. One of the great things to see and do is the historic bridge. You must walk across the bridge to see it from both sides. You.....  more »
  • Worth walking on and observing the river and castle and other interesting sights. People were taking pictures. We used the walk for exercise as well as sightseeing. 
    Worth walking on and observing the river and castle and other interesting sights. People were taking pictures. We used the walk for exercise as well as sightseeing.  more »
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  • Nice place close to the bridge. Alex at reception was very helpful. Early morning or late night strolls in the bridge and the town are easy. Rooms were spacious. Beds very comfortable and bathroom nice and clean. All over a nice place to stay.
  • We visited this place on a really hot summer day so I was quite fuzzy and confused while being there, but you can't mistake that view, can you? The sky had a lovely color and we were able to enjoy our short trip to that bridge. Maybe we should come back on a milder day to enjoy it a bit more LOL

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