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Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke)

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Address: Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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This beautiful 18th-century bridge connects the two sides of the Neckar...

This beautiful 18th-century bridge connects the two sides of the Neckar River.

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Not as interesting as the Charles Bridge in Prague but good views of the river. Part of the must do during

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alan L
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not as interesting as the Charles Bridge in Prague but good views of the river. Part of the must do during

Thank Alan L
Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This old bridge is fantastic, only walkable, so you can take your time, take pictures from every side...The view to the castle is breathtaking. Once you reach the other side, you can go down the stairs on the left and walk along the river which is no even a meter away and at almost the same level as the ground,... More 

Thank Guilljea
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On weekend the bridge has some people playing instruments so is very interesting see the great landscape, enjoy the wind with the music as a background. The river is very windy so be prepared!

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I grow up I want a house by the river! The bridge is great - lots of space for photos, cobbled streets, and pedestrian access only. Enjoyed the walk across the river from one side to another from Old Town to Philosophers way.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views from on and around this bridge has made Heidelberg one of my favourite German cities. The old bridge is stunning in itself but the views overlooking the high woodlands and the castle with the River Neckar flowing in between is unbelievable especially of a night.

Thank Matthew23LFC
Montana Rose
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pretty bridge in a lovely setting. From the bridge, you have great views of the town, castle and river. It's history and a few statues add additional interest. If you are in Heidelberg, it's worth crossing. I just love those arches and the red brick.

Thank MTRose
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It can get crowded. There were buskers & selfie-obsessed tourists. Yet, this bridge is a gorgeous monument & completely worth a visit. The view from either bank, from along the Philosophers walk, from the palace, from anywhere is gorgeous. Try & capture the play of sunlight through its columns. A good stroll in the evenings or mornings.

Thank AnandKrish09
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go about 1/2 way out on the bridge and look back at the town. Remarkable pictures. Just a very scenic spot down on the Necker

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Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old bridge has interesting history and gives you a beautiful view of the town and the big homes across the river.

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bridge is a nice place to have beautiful views. You have the river in between and two parts of the city on other sides. Looks perfect! Bridge looks beautiful from the castle as well. You will have plenty of positions to have nice views for the pictures.

Thank Partha Pratim M

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