|The old bridge with Brückentor, one a gate in the old city walls around Heidelberg|
|Alte Brucke is the ninth bridge crossing Neckar River|
There have been 6 bridges from the city of Heidelberg was founded in 12th century until 1788, when Elector Karl Theodor of the Rhine-Palatinate built the current bridge. Sadly it was completely ruined during World War II.
It is beautiful bridge, wide and impressive and you enter Altstadt through the Bridge Gate, two 15th century towers once a part of the city wall topped with two baroque towers from the early 17th century.
|Entering Altstad through the old iron gates of the Brückentor|
|Heidelberg Alt Stadt and the Neckar River with Brückentor as seen from das Philosophenweg|
View Strasbourg and Heidelberg on Enjoy Food & Travel 2008-2012 in a larger map
Historic bridges on Enjoy Food & Travel
- Galata Bridge - a 1500 year old crossing point (June 22nd 2011)
- The Draw Bridge and other attractions of old Fredrikstad, Norway (September 5th 2007)
- Along Akerselva (Aker River): Aamodt Bridge (April 9th 2007)