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.
Less than 10 km from the A60 along a twisting steep road or along the B9 following the left bank of the Rhine.
Cruise companies such as Viking stop in the town.
- 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, ☏ . City museum
- 1 Chair lift (Sesselbahn), Mühltal 12, ☏ . 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, ☏ . Good food and service with tables on the promenade as well inside.
- 2 Römerburg Weinhaus und Restaurant, Burgplatz 3, ☏ .
- 3 Wirtshaus Anders, Mühltal 6, ☏ . 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.), ☏ . 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.
- 1 Pension Schinderhannes & Julchen, Seminarstraße 9, ☏ .
- 2 Bellevue Rheinhotel (Best Western Premium), Rheinallee 41, ☏ .