This popular German resort town has traces of settlers from as far back as 13,000 years ago. Set amongst the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Boppard is recognized by the state for being a tourism resort. It still has many examples of historical architecture for visitors to explore, alongside natural landscapes in which to hike, cycle, or just stroll and take pleasure in the views of the Rhine and surrounding area. This region enjoys many days of sunshine, and it features healing spa waters at the spa park at Bad Salzig. It is also a well-known wine making area, with several opportunities for tasting and enjoying the local products.
Location: A City on the Rhine Gorge
Boppard lies in the Rhine Gorge, in the district of Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It lies on the West Rhine Railway and the Hunsrück Railway, and is also a stop on the InterCity trains from Frankfurt. There is easy access by auto through the A61, and there are cruises on the Rhine that depart from and make stops in Boppard.
Business: An Economy of Winegrowing and Tourism
The area is well known for its winegrowing, which has been in the area since at least 643. It is the largest winegrowing center in the Middle Rhine wine region, which not only produces wine but also is the basis for the tourism industry. The Guild Hall provides a modern conference and congress center.
Culture: Historical Architecture from Throughout the Ages
This resort town has many examples of historic architecture and landmarks, including the Alte Burg, a former castle that was built in the early 1300s with additions made in the 17th century. There are also several churches built in the 1300s, including the Carmelite Catholic Church and Saint Severus's Catholic Parish Church. There are remnants of a Roman castrum built in the 300s, as well as medieval fortifications that make up the town wall.
Activities: Kilometers of Hiking Trails with Picturesque Vistas
The town features several kilometers of walking trails perfect for hiking and enjoying the beautiful natural landscapes. The town's forest, which covers an area of 43.6 square kilometers, is the second largest in the state, and features many beautiful trails as well. The Rhine offers opportunities for boating, kayaking, and canoeing, or just enjoying cruises around the area. There is climbing at the Middle Rhine Rock Climb, which has 11 different climbs.