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Karl-Theodor-Bridge (Alte Brucke) Tours

Karl-Theodor-Bridge (Alte Brucke)
The Karl-Theodor-Bridge (Alte Brucke) in Heidelberg is a sandstone pedestrian bridge that goes across the Neckar River linking the old town on one side with the Neuenheim district on the other. It was built in 1786, and even though there were several other bridges before it in this location, it was the first one made of stone. On the city side of the bridge, there are two towers that once formed part of the city walls. They contain old dungeons which were used to hold criminals. Between the towers, you can see a plaque honoring the Austrian troops who helped defend the bridge against an attack from the French in 1799.  

Another feature visitors will notice is a statue of a monkey holding a mirror. The monkey represents the idea that neither those who lived within the city walls nor those who lived outside the city were any better than the other, and that they should look over their shoulder as the cross the bridge to remember this. Other sculptures on the bridge include a monument to Prince Elector Carl Theodor, who had the bridge built, and one devoted to the Roman goddess Minerva.

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The two towers of the Old Bridge stand at Obere Neckarstrasse. The road that runs on the bridge is Karlstrasse.
Address: Alte Brücke, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg 69120, Germany
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10 Tours and Activities to Experience Karl-Theodor-Bridge (Alte Brucke)

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Heidelberg old Town Tour.

Heidelberg old Town Tour.

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Find hidden gems on this guided walking tour of Old Town Heidelberg and its castle. Traveling with a guide allows you to visit some spots that independent travelers may miss while listening to engaging commentary on the city's architecture, art, and culinary scene. Stroll down the streets of the Old Town to see history with your own eyes, then step in to the castle to visit the castle garden, the courtyard, and the wine cellar.
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  • 2 hours
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Heidelberg Tour with winetasting.

Heidelberg Tour with winetasting.

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Learn all about the fascinating history of Heidelberg while touring the beautiful Old Town & the famous Castle. Then enjoy tasting some excellent local wines in the Castle's own wine cellar.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Kayak-Tour in Heidelberg on river Neckar

Kayak-Tour in Heidelberg on river Neckar

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Paddle tour on the river Neckar. Experience the beautiful Heidelberg from the water, from a new perspective! We paddle with kayaks on the river Neckar, and see the Old Town, Marstall, Old Bridge and Hackteufel. During the tour, the participants learn all paddling techniques to get to their destination safely and with lots of fun. Prepare to be surprised!
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  • 2 hours
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Heidelberg's Altstadt Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Heidelberg's Altstadt Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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Join Heidelberg resident Erin McGann on a winding tour of the picturesque Altstadt, the old town of this fascinating German city on the banks of the Neckar River. Take in the famous Church of the Holy Ghost in the center of the main market square, discover the carvings that allowed residents to check the legal size of their pretzels (really!), hear stories of the catastrophic floods, find out which buildings are the oldest, hear how the university students got so rowdy they ended up with their own prison, and learn about the romantic history of our ruined castle. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 40 minutes
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Bicycle Tour from Heidelberg to quaint Ladenburg.

Bicycle Tour from Heidelberg to quaint Ladenburg.

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Enjoy a short bicycle trip out of Heidelberg town into the surrounding countryside along quiet, car-free rural lanes. Just 10 mins ride from the Centre of Heidelberg you can find yourself in the peace & tranquility of the local Nature.    Relax & rejuvenate as you ride through open fields and enjoy the beautiful views onto the nearby hills of the Bergstrasse, Germany's Riviera. Our destination is the charming old town of Ladenburg, once an important Roman settlement & home to Karl Benz, founder of the Automobile. If you are a car enthusiast we can visit the fascinating Carl Benz Auto Museum packed with an array of classic cars chronicling the history of the Mercedes brand. Here we can stroll around the quaint old streets and have a drink in a nice cafe by the Market Square.    Then we can gently pedal back to Heidelberg passing farms and the renowned 'Neuenheimer Felder' - the fertile fields where local fruit & vegetables are grown.
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  • 4 hours
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Exclusive Private Tour of Heidelberg.

Exclusive Private Tour of Heidelberg.

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Enjoy your very own exclusive & private tour of Heidelberg with a local expert. Learn about the town's long & fascinating history - including Heidelberg's direct connection to the English Royal Family, invasion by the French in 1692 & proud home of Germany's oldest University. Visit all the main sites of the charming Old Town & then take a tour of the famous Castle & it's expansive Garden.
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  • 4 hours
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Food & Fables Tour of Heidelberg

Food & Fables Tour of Heidelberg

Easygoing stroll through Heidelberg with coffee & cake. Learn what you need to know about Heidelberg old & new. Then relax in the best cafe for you, eating sumptuous cake & heavenly lattes.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Heidelberg tour with a professional guide Including Castle visit

Heidelberg tour with a professional guide Including Castle visit

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A private tour with a professional licensed guide who will take you around in Heidelberg along with a visit to its famous castle. Cover some of the top Historical sights in this tour that would last up to three hours. You may choose to get around using a blend of Walking and Public Transport or Private Transport as per your convenience. The tour can be further customized on spot. Tour timings are flexible and can be amended depending on availability.
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  • 3 hours
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myCityHunt scavenger hunt Heidelberg

myCityHunt scavenger hunt Heidelberg

myCityHunt makes Heidelberg your playing field! A myCityHunt scavenger hunt gives you the opportunity to explore Heidelberg on your own - without any time pressure! Our tickets are valid for 6 months after purchase, so you can redeem them on any date. You are also completely flexible in terms of time - start when you want and take breaks as you wish. On your way through Heidelberg, our varied tasks not only challenge your team spirit and your expert knowledge - they also present you with new challenges that must be mastered together. If you manage to solve enough of our active, photo and multiple choice tasks, you can immortalize yourself in the online highscore. In addition, you will learn a lot about Heidelberg, its sights and much more during your scavenger hunt! Information about other features, such as your personal picture gallery can be found on our website!
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  • 3 hours
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myCityHunt Outdoor Escape Game Heidelberg

myCityHunt Outdoor Escape Game Heidelberg

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Would you like to experience Heidelberg in a different way? myCityHunt offers you the opportunity to combine a walk through the Neckarstadt with an interactive outdoor escape game. The old town of Heidelberg becomes the scene of a criminal case that you have to solve together as a team. On your way through the inner city of Heidelberg you will be confronted with many exciting puzzles that you solve in fictional locations in the city. This will bring you closer to solving the criminal case, you can convict the criminal and find a digital treasure. You will receive your ticket by email immediately after purchasing it in our online shop so that you can start right away. These are valid for 6 months after purchase, so it is up to you when you go on the hunt for criminals. During your tour you are flexible in terms of time - so nothing stands in the way of a short break in a small café or a Baden restaurant.
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  • 3 hours
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