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Heidelberg Bridge Monkey in Heidelberg, Germany

According to legend, the bronze monkey on Heidelberg's Old Bridge was meant remind those who crossed it from either side to look over their shoulders at where they’ve come from. Whether a Heidelberg citizen lived inside or outside of the city, it reminded them they were no better than their respective counterpart. The current statue has only been around since 1979, though the bridge has featured a monkey at the spot as far back as the 15th century.
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