The Old Bridge in Heidelberg is a nine-arch stone bridge erected between 17 to replace earlier wooden structures.
Parts of it were destroyed in 1945 by the retreating German army, but it was restored within two years.
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three equal horizontal bands of black (top), red, and gold; these colors have played an important role in German history and can be traced back to the medieval banner of the Holy Roman Emperor - a black eagle with red claws and beak on a gold field The Goethe House at 23 Grosser Hirschgraben in the old town of Frankfurt was the residence of the Goethe family until 1795.
Construction of the baroque church was completed in 1681.Inaugurated in 1880, the Alte Oper (Old Opera House) in Frankfurt still serves as a major concert hall, as well as a site for plays.Operas, however, are performed in the new Oper Frankfurt (Frankfurt Opera). The city has been Germany's financial center for centuries, and it is the home of a number of major banks and brokerage houses.A Roman fortress and settlement in the area was abandoned in A. Monastic estates were set up in the area over subsequent centuries.By 1196, the first reference to Heidelberg is recorded; this is considered the founding date of the city.From about 1706 to 1936 the church was divided by an internal wall that allowed both Catholic and Protestant services to be held within at the same time.In 1936 the wall was removed and the church became exclusively Protestant.The University of Heidelberg - Germany's oldest - was established in 1386.Heidelberg Castle was first a fortification built around 1398-1410.The church became such a popular pilgrimage destination that eventually a new church had to be built and Wendelin's remains were transfered there.The area around the new church became a marketplace and a town called Sankt Wendel.