Boppard is one of the most charming cities of the Middle Rhine valley and located along the river's largest bend.
Remains from Boppard's long, rich history are evident everywhere. One can see a late Romanesque church, a Gothic church, beautiful half-timbered houses, old monasteries, courts of nobility, townsmen's homes, remains of a city wall from the Middle Ages, and a prince elector's castle that contains the city's museum with a remarkable collection of Thonet furniture. Especially noteworthy are the remains of a 4th century Roman fort, the best-preserved Roman fortifications in Germany.
Of further interest are the superior wines produced in Boppard. The grapes are grown on some of the steepest vineyards in Germany. The winegrowing area is known as the "Bopparder Hamm". The Hunsrückbahn (mountain railway) with its various tunnels and bridges ascends 326 meters in six kilometers.
Come to Boppard to enjoy a leisurely boat cruise, the chairlift with scenic views of the city and Rhine valley, the Hunsrück mountain railway, and 200 kilometers of pathways through forests and vineyards.
Archaeological (Roman) Park
The best-preserved Roman walls of defense in Germany.
The chair lift provides a wonderful "bird's-eye" view of the city as well as the Rhine.
Of special interest is the permanent exhibition of furniture (ca. 100 exhibits) by Michael Thonet (born in 1796 in Boppard). He was the inventor of the method used to bend wood into elegant shapes so often used in furniture of the art nouveau period.
The name of the largest bend of the Rhine. It is also the official name given Boppard's vineyards.
The mini-train, which is a relaxing way to see the city, also stops at the chair lift.
The steepest non cogwheel-driven railway in Germany. One travels through five tunnels and over two viaducts on the way to Boppard-Buchholz and further to Fleckertshöhe and Emmelshausen.
Activities in Boppard
Spa bathing in the thermal mineral water of the Middle-Rhine clinic.
18-hole course at the Golfhotel Jakobsberg (14 km).
Visitors are also welcome to use (at a reasonable charge) the well-tended courts of the "Red-White" Tennis Club.
High above the Bopparder Hamm.
A hint of the Alps in Boppard. This climber's trail has been outfitted with iron handles, footholds and steel cables to allow safe climbs along the cliffs. Safety harnesses are available for hire.
Hiking in the forest Boppard town
You can rent out a trail map at the front desk to be able to explore the 200 km of well-optimal paths.
In the forest surrounding Boppard, hills of the Hunsrück or along both banks of the Rhine.
Unfortunately, is not possible, but why not make an overnight stop here on your way to a ski holiday? Relax along the way.