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Alte Brucke, Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Nothing special

It's an art of an artist and I couldn't find anything special on it except a creativity in braze... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sssajin
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
A Modern Sculpture of the bridge monkey that faced outsiders entering the Heidelberg Gate.

It is definitely worth a stop, The Old Bridge Gate was being renovated so we settled for a visit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John A
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Belleville, Wisconsin
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“iconic statue” (3 reviews)
“monkey head” (2 reviews)
“old bridge” (11 reviews)
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Alte Brucke, Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an art of an artist and I couldn't find anything special on it except a creativity in braze metal.

Thank sssajin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is definitely worth a stop, The Old Bridge Gate was being renovated so we settled for a visit with the Bridge Monkey.

Thank John A
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Read up on the meaning of the monkey and the mice. Rubbing different area of it will bring you diff meaning, wealth, returning and fertility. Sounds clique but well, no harm trying. The side bridge was under construction hence of the background of the monkey...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This bronze sculpture by Professor Gernot Rumpf was installed there in 1979. But there was a bridge monkey in Heidelberg as far back as the 15th century. Old drawings of the town show it next to the tower on the north end of the Old...More

1  Thank 120Roxana
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

You may see it while you enter the Old City, at the edge of the bridge. It s not such an impressive statue - the whole other town is full of amazing historical monuments. Heidelberg is like a fairytal, a living piece of art. But...More

1  Thank Petros K
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

I really liked this statue although I am not a fan of modern art and although it doesn't really resemble a monkey. There is always a lot of people around so if you want to take a picture you may have to wait in the...More

Thank EvaF2Eva
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

How can you not go see this monkey?! Seriously. Just look at him :) Rub for luck and take a pic. He's also in the location of amazing views. Plan to spend some time in this area, in awe of your surroundings.

Thank Barbie A
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The monkey is somewhat hidden at the end of the bridge due to some of the construction it was like—oh, there it is. Interesting design so that you can put your face behind the mask for a photo. Just a few people there so we...More

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

You can go behind the mask of the ape and do a weard picture - people seems to like it but it's not really something special

Thank dennys34
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

A lot of stories are circulating about the existence of this monkey sculpture, but who knows was is true. Anyhow is a lovely monkey and maybe the most photographed one in the world.

Thank Giorgos B
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