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It connects the Old City with the eastern part of the Neuenheim district of the city on the opposite bank. The current bridge, made of Neckar sandstone and the ninth built on the site, was constructed in 1788 by Elector Charles Theodore and is one of the best-known landmarks in Heidelberg.

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Attractions Near Old Bridge Heidelberg

Kurpfälzisches Museum

Kurpfälzisches Museum

0.58km from Old Bridge Heidelberg

Museum of art and archaeology. The Archaeology collection of the museum includes a facsimile of the lower jaw of Homo heidelbergensis discovered in Mauer- a village located between Heidelberg and Sinsheim.

Heidelberg Castle

Heidelberg Castle

0.59km from Old Bridge Heidelberg

The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. It is located 80 meters (260 ft) up the northern part of the Königstuhl hillside and thereby dominates the view of the Heidelberg oldtown.

Altstadt Heidelberg

Altstadt Heidelberg

0.61km from Old Bridge Heidelberg

Heidelberg city’s historic heart- with cobblestone streets, centuries-old buildings, and bustling market squares overlooked by the hilltop Heidelberg Castle and gardens.

Philosophers Walk

Philosophers Walk

0.67km from Old Bridge Heidelberg

A walk through scenic nature, with a view of Heidelberg city. The name "Philosophers' Walk" can be traced to the fact that Heidelberg's university professors and philosophers found this path a place where they could talk seriously and contemplate while enjoying the charming view of the region.

Heiligenberg

Heiligenberg

1.3km from Old Bridge Heidelberg

Large wooded hill overlooking the town of Heidelberg. It has been the site of many historic and pre-historic constructions, including a Celtic hilltop fortification, a Roman sacred precinct, several medieval monasteries, modern lookout towers and the Heidelberg Thingstätte- an open air theatre built by the Nazis in the 1930s.

Heidelberg Zoo

Heidelberg Zoo

3.33km from Old Bridge Heidelberg

Founded in 1933 and opened for the public on 20 November 1934, the zoo was totally destroyed during bombings in March 1945. Since 1972, the reformation began and slowly added more and more animal enclosures which includes an elephant house that was opened in 2010.

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Baden-Württemberg

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Germany's third largest state. Most of the major cities of Baden-Württemberg straddle the banks of the Neckar River, which runs downstream (from southwest to the center, then northwest) through the state past Tübingen, Stuttgart, Heilbronn, Heidelberg, and Mannheim.

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Nithin Mathew

Nithin Mathew

2018-07-12

The Karl Theodor Bridge, commonly known as the Old Bridge, is an arch bridge in Heidelberg that crosses the Neckar river. It connects the Old City with the eastern part of the Neuenheim district of the city on the opposite bank. The current bridge, made of Neckar sandstone and the ninth built on the site, was constructed in 1788 by Elector Charles Theodore, and is one of the best-known tourist destinations in Heidelberg. There is a statue of a monkey on the  bridge holding a mirror. The statue holds a mirror in one hand and forms the sign of the horns with the other. People could place their heads within the monkey's head. Local legend is that rubbing the mirror brings good luck, rubbing the fingers ensures a return to Heidelberg.

The bridge attracts a lot of people, especially due to the un interrupted distant view of the Heidelberg Castle in the mountains and of its pictursque setting connecting the old city of Heidelberg. You can walk around the bridge, the city, and have nice drinks or food in one of the nearby restuarants.
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