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Boppard is in the Middle Rhine Valley in the Rhineland-Palatinate of Germany. It's on the west bank of the Rhine, at a point where the deep river gorge slaloms sharply (the Bopparder Hamm) before continuing north towards Koblenz. It's been a settlement from Celtic times, and its geography made it a strategic site for the Romans. It has many interesting old buildings and is a regular calling point for Rhine river cruises, while the hills above are used for wine-growing.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Less than 10 km from the A60 along a twisting steep road or along the B9 following the left bank of the Rhine.

By train[edit]

Boppard station is on the West Rhine Railway (Linke Rheinstrecke) line. Trains call every hour or two on the way between Mainz and Cologne, both about 90 min away.

By boat[edit]

The Köln-Düsseldorfer Rheinschiffahrt, known as KD, runs scheduled services up and down the river between Cologne and Mainz.

Cruise companies such as Viking stop in the town.

Get around[edit]

Map of Boppard


  • The old town and market place.
  • The town wall. Includes defences dating back to Roman times
  • 1 Basilika St. Severus. Catholic Parish Church with parts dating back to the 12th and 13th century
  • 2 Kurfürstliche Burg, +49 6742 10369. City museum


  • 1 Chair lift (Sesselbahn), Mühltal 12, +49 6742 2510. Easier way up the hill to the Vierseenblick, a view of the river that due to the hill the meandering Rhine appear to look like 4 small lakes.
  • Walk part of the Rheinburgenweg.


Some bottle of the local wines.


There is a large choice of restaurants in the old town and along the promenade.

  • 1 Historischer Karmeliterhof, Karmeliterstraße 1, +49 6742 4848. Good food and service with tables on the promenade as well inside.
  • 2 Römerburg Weinhaus und Restaurant, Burgplatz 3, +49 6742 82353.
  • 3 Wirtshaus Anders, Mühltal 6, +49 6742 896754. Classic German as well as vegetarian dishes
  • 4 Imbiss am Mühlbach, Koblenzer Str. 235 (On the north end of town just past the large car/bus parking.), +49 6742 5585. Classic German Imbiss, with good schnitzel, frikadela and fries. Seeing and parking outside, friendly service.


There are apply opportunities to sample a glass of local wine.


There is a large choice of hotels and holiday rentals in the area.


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