The famous Heidelberg Old Bridge. The old bridge was built in 1788 and the official name is Karl-Theodor Bridge, the name of the electorate who built the baroque stone bridge in 1788. This is the ninth bridge in this position since ancient Roman times and the oldest bridge on the Neckar River in Heidelberg.
This bronze monkey statue is not small. It is said that the monkey's left hand mirror and the left foot ring symbolize vanity, the naked hip symbolizes lust and ugliness, and the right hand extends fingers to block people's evil sight. The copper monkey in this position also appeared in the 15th century. At that time, it was a symbol of ugly, shameless, desire and vanity. It was used to satirize the bridge fee and also expressed the meaning of equality among the people inside and outside the bridge. Legend has it that the person who has held the right hand finger of the monkey will return to Heidelberg in the future. Those who have touched the bronze mirror of the left hand of the monkey will have good luck, so at a glance, the bronze mirror has been touched by the pedestrians.
Looking up at Heidelberg Castle on the top of the throne from the old bridge in Heidelberg, it is an extraordinary momentum. The two 28-meter-tall bridgeheads at the southern end of the old bridge are the oldest part of the old bridge. They were built in the 15th century and used as part of the bridge. The bridge gate was originally used to collect the bridge fee.
The romantic Heidelberg Old Bridge, the medieval bridge at the edge of the town, is also an original part of the city wall. It is especially well preserved and has become one of the outstanding representatives of many historic buildings in Heidelberg. During the bridge, the Baroque helmet-type tower was also added, and the entire bridge was very beautiful. On both ends of the north and the south, there are statues of the electorate Karl-Theodore and the Greek goddess Athena. The two 28-meter-high bridgeheads at the southern end of the bridge are the oldest part of the Old Bridge. They were built in the 15th century and used as part of the bridge.
The sun is about to fall, standing on the old bridge and overlooking, the white clouds in the air swim freely, gradually recovering the calm Nika River, and the pleasant scenery on both sides of the strait. This quiet scene is full of poetry and painting. On the stone pillar of the
bridge, there are also couple lovers who come from far away, and they have a love lock that symbolizes love. In this beautiful scenery, leaving the forever imprint of love, extraordinarily romantic.
If there is plenty of time, be sure to stroll again at the Old Bridge at night and admire Heidelberg in the night. Standing on the bridge overlooking the old castle, you feel another kind of feeling that is completely different from "being in the middle of it".
Follow the light guide and follow the steps to the river. From this perspective, the old bridge is more complete and seems to have more charm. The entire bridge is connected to the reflection in the water, creating a dreamlike scene.