The Heidelberg Bridge reminded me a lot of the Charles Bridge, but without the crowds. The bridge was built by Prince Karl Theodor in the 18th century and is a perfect example of a classic stone bridge. Although the bridge has always had a monkey, the one that it currently owns was installed in 1979.
The monuments on the building are the Prince Elector Carl Theodor, who had the bridge built and the Roman goddess Minerva. The bridge doesn't have a long history, but a memorable one for sure. On March 29, 1945, German soldiers used explosives to make Heidelberg’s Neckar bridges impassable. The town’s residents donated and worked to rebuild the bridge which began reconstruction on March 14, 1946. Thank goodness the bridge is up again because the best views of the castle can be seen from it.