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Bruckenaffe

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Unique bronze monkey

It’s not everyday you walk upon a bronze monkey on the side of a bridge under construction and wait... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2019
Jeffrey S
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Lovely old bridge

Only a relative short bridge, but lovely to walk across and see the Neckar River and Old... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Callide
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Central Qld
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Reviewed 11 February 2019

It’s not everyday you walk upon a bronze monkey on the side of a bridge under construction and wait a few min to stick your head into it and take a picture of yourself. If you came to Heidleberg to see old stuff and drink...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 8 February 2019

I am so tired of this stupid monkey. I grew up in Heidelberg in the 1960s and there was no Brückenaffe; it was only tacked on in 1978. Oh sure, they say it replaced the original which was there in the Middle Ages, but during...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank EMinch
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This was one of the highlights of our trip. Such a pretty town. Would definitely come back and would stay for a lot longer than the part day/night we had. It was characterful and had a great vibe

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DEBBIE G
Reviewed 12 September 2018

I'm not sure how this statue came to be a part of the wonderful old bridge of Heidleburg; but everyone was there to get a photo of the money and rub his mirror. Some people are able to stick their head up inside the monkey...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mrskemosabe
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Only a relative short bridge, but lovely to walk across and see the Neckar River and Old Heidelberg. Lots of little restaurants and bars near by. Worth the meander on a warm summer's evening.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Callide
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This guy is close to the bridge entrance. His right hand, not showing, is doing a real close imitation of the University of Texas “Hook em Horns” hand sign. Love it!

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Bob R
Reviewed 25 August 2018

There is hardly a tourist who isn’t tempted to put their head inside this sculpture, great fun. Is this what it is called Bruckenaffe ?

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank darnoc2511
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Here's an interesting statue. Put your head in his mouth, and have your friends snap a photo. I didn't, but it was hilarious to watch!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Debra B
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Everyone who go to the old Brücke has to pat the monkey for luck! So, all the tourists pat it and take pictures! Just good fun!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Hel D
Reviewed 6 August 2018

As a bronze sculpture this is a well-executed if somewhat idiosyncratic item near to one of the bridges. Worth looking at if passing - but not worth a special detour.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BobandJosie
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