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Karl Theodor Bridge in Heidelberg

side view of the Old Bridge in Heidelberg


view from Heidelberg Castle on the Old Bridge


statue of Brückenaffe at the bridge


statue on the bridge of Heidelberg


close up of statue on the bridge of Heidelberg


close up of statue monkey on Heidelberg Bridge

The Karl Theodor Bridge or Alte Brücke(Old Bridge) is Heidelberg's most notable bridge. The bridge is the ninth over the river Neckar. It dates back to 1788 when Elector Karol Theodor ordered the construction of a stone bridge.

The Bridge has a length of 200 metres and a width of 7 metres. In WWII it was destroyed by German soldiers, but was rebuilt in 1947.

On the Altstad side of the bridge stands a statue of a monkey (Brückenaff). Touch the mirror for wealth, the mice for many children and the fingers for a return to Heidelberg.


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