While on a cruise in May, I purchased a full set of an Anri Woodies Nativity for about 375 Euros.. The store person asked that I give him 10 minutes to pack everything and come back. He handed me a series of boxes that were to contain the pieces. However when I returned to the States, two boxes were empty and I'm missing a donkey,(55700/11), Oxen (55700/10) and shepherd (55700/09). I plan to report this problem to the credit card company and cruise company. Naturally, I'm very disappoint as I spent quite a few Euros in that store.
Just opposite the church and right before the market square is the small wine store with specialities from the local vintners. The people working there are very helpful and friendly and speak excellent english. The wines can be tasted before buying and whats best, not only the wines but the fantastic liquors and spirits as well. Who would have thought that you can find such wonderful spirits in germany? If you are looking for wines in boppard and want to get a real help in making the decision between the many wines, this is the place to go.
As you would expect it in a town like boppard, the store offers as well a lot of other nice gifts and many little things to take back home.
What to buy: wine, gifts, cuckoo clocks, beer steins and many more...
The Bopparder Weinkontor provides an excellent alternative to sampling the local wine in a winery. The range includes all important producers in the Middle Rhine valley. The proprietress knows a whole lot about the different wines/producers and will excellently guide you through the selection. Of course, they've always got a few bottles open so you can taste before you buy. Also all kinds of deli stuff and gifts. Horrible place if you are on a diet and/or on a budget!!!
What to buy: Wines from the local producers, gifts, deli
What to pay: The wine costs a tad more than what you would pay in the estate shops. However, this reflects the great selection and the additional service provided in helping you to choose your favourite one from the various producers.
when heading from the promenade up to the town square, just past the little wine shop is a big store full of souveniers. although the selection is good and you could probably find a gift to suit everyone on your bring-back list, the man who works there is just waaaay too friendly. maybe it wouldn't be so bad if you were shopping with a man along, but he kept hugging me & my sister in a way that made me very uncomfortable. i will have to remember to take a look at the name of this place the next time i'm there. it very well could be the building where it says cuckoo clock center in the picture