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This beautiful 18th-century bridge connects the two sides of the Neckar River.
Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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All reviews old bridge brass monkey both sides alte brucke great view of the castle heidelberg castle philosophers walk taking pictures photo opportunities across the river nice walk neckar views gate city statues mice
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a nice walk across the bridge and enjoy the cobblestones and views of the castle city gate and river. Make sure you spot the monkey statue as well

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location to catch the beauty of Heidelberg in the fading afternoon sun. Glittering gold monuments against an orange sky. Needs to be a sunny day of course. Not sure how many they have.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank IanRR255060
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice view over the river and with the castle on the heights at one end. The gate at the bridge is rather impressive.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank griffon2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old Bridge. Built in the 18th century it follows several bridges built int the same spot before it. At its southern end, facing the city stands a nice bridge gate and below it a sculpture of a monkey, which when stroked brings good luck.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked over the bridge a few days ago. In summer and spring I’m sure it would be nicer. They are renovating the gate so it’s all packed with plastic. The monkey is still free dough 😉 for pictures.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 62marliess
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice old bridge over the river that is just a couple of minutes walk from the main centre. Walk with firends and kids, just relaxing walking.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank name s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful bridge was built in 1788 over Neckar river. Connects two parts of the town and 200 meters long. From here you can enjoy the 360 view any time of the day.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vladrocks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location for obtaining photographs any time of the year. Perfect place to take selfies of yourself or friends with Schloss Heidelberg (Castle) and Altstadt in the background, the Neckar and the Alte Brucke in the foreground. In the winter, if the conditions are right,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wkh3
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It literally fits on the city! It is so nice both in the practical meaning and in the aesthetical meaning. I loved it, stood and watched it for a while. The river, and the brigde. The was a beautiful harmony.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank phillosophicum
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Really beautiful bridge. Much to our surprise we awoke one morning to snow and the view of the bridge was even better in the snow. Too bad snow can't be scheduled for our visit. The bridge approach is undergoing major repairs and is covered by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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