Boppard Travel Guide

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Boppard Things to Do

  • Take a boat along the Rhine

    Boppard is a popular starting point for cruises on the Rhine River. I did a one way trip from Boppard to Oberwesel

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  • ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK STATUE

    Walking around Boppard, I came across a statue of Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921).Definitely not the one I know of, but is of the Composer who lived and worked for some years in Boppard. He is known for his Opera of Hansel & Gretal.

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  • ST. SEVERUS CHURCH

    St. Severus Church Tower's were what I could see on entering Boppard. These two tall Tower's were built in the 12th & 13th centuries. The decorative Church was actually built on the foundations of a Roman military bath. During excavations under the church, remnants of a 6th-century early Christian church were found,Decorative frescoes, a 13th...

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  • ENTERING BOPPARD BY FERRY BOAT

    Entering from the River Rhine gave a nice overview of the Town of Boppard.There were many smart Hotel's along the River front, but the view I liked the most, was of the twin Tower's of St. Severus the main and largest church in Boppard. This is a popular stop with the ferry, many people alight, and do what we did, other's get on the Ferry here.

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  • Walks in the Forest

    There are many beautiful hiking pathes in the forest around the city.These 4 main walking routes pass by Boppard: the Rhein-Burgen-Weg (Rhine Castles Walk), the Rheinhöhenweg (Rhine Hills Walks), the Moselhöhenweg (Moselle Hills Walk) and the Hunsrückhöhenweg (Hunsrück Hills Walk). The very scenic Ehrbach Gorge connects the Rhine with the Moselle....

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  • sesselbahn - chair lift

    this was a nice way to get a spectacular view of the rhein river. if you're afraid of heights, it can be a little hinky, but just keep looking out, instead of down, and you should be okay.some info from the boppard website:One of the highlights is a chairlift ride to the "Vierseenblick", the view of the four lakes. It takes 20 minutes to the...

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  • An evening in Boppard

    When we arrived here it was already dusk and the only places open were cafes and restaurants. It was so beautiful just strolling along the river side and despite it being late it was soooo warm, the sun hadn't yet set and there were dozens of others of all nationalities taking an evening stroll too.This photo shows the impressive twin steeples of...

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  • Tea drinking in the Twilight

    We sat here in this lovely Italian cafe and enjoyed a cup of tea, served by a very friendly and attentive waiter (there were no other customers - apart from the boss and his group of friends). We heard an almighty crash inside and, 10 mins later, when I went to pay the bill and ask a few questions about the town I noticed a huge Rumtopf smashed...

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  • Chairlift to Vierseenblick...

    There is a chairlift up to the mountain. From there you can walk through the forest to a small restaurant. The place is called "Vierseenblick" - 4-Lakes-View, because you can see the river like 4 lakes.Prices return: adults 6,50 € for a return ticket (adults)I would recommend a return ticket for people with knee or walking problems!!! The walking...

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Boppard Restaurants

  • by joneseyg Written Oct 26, 2006

    Typical local food ( grilled ham, pork, steak, sausages, fresh salads )- done really well, and reasonably priced! This is a popular place, whcih came recommended both by a local professional couple and a worker on one of the K-D boats. Depending on the day of the week, you'll find local regulars, weekend party-ers and the occasional tourist. During our October stay in Boppard, the only other tourists we met here were Germans. On a Friday night, it was so packed with weekenders at happy hour time, we couldn't squeeze in -- actually, squeeze we did - but couldn't take the condensed smoke. Ate here twice - you can rely on getting a good meal and terrific service.

    Favorite Dish: Plain fried potatoes - new potatoes, crisply fried in butter ..... exactly right.

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Boppard Transportation

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    by Sjalen Updated Sep 19, 2002

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    By train from either Koblenz or Mainz. The trains run on both sides of the Rhine. (Wiesbaden)-Rüdesheim-Koblenz on the right bank and (Mainz)-Bingen-Koblenz on the other. Trains are very frequent. Most express trains between northern and southern Germany don't stop anywhere but Mainz and Koblenz but there are plenty of regional ones. Otherwise, go the slow and scenic way and catch a boat. KD-line go from Cologne, Koblenz etc. and there are several others.
    Again, by train or boat between the towns and villages.

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Boppard Shopping

  • Anri Woddies Nativity

    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...

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  • Wines from Boppard

    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...

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  • Great Shop

    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...

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Boppard Local Customs

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    by aminata Written Jan 1, 2003

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    The people along the river Rhine are open minded with a good sense of humour. They have seen so many people from all over the world during the times.

    They like their wine, Strausswirtschaften (win pubs owned by a winegrower. The winefestival is the end of September/beginning of october.

    Boppard has many neighbourhoods, in former times each neighbourhood chared one well. Today the all have a little fair of their own with music and fun.

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Boppard Warnings and Dangers

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    by RhineRoll Updated Jul 5, 2007

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    This is something very important to keep in mind when booking accommodation in Boppard and the Rhine valley generally. Two of Europe's major train lines run through the valley, one on each side. Their noise becomes amplified in the narrow valley being reflected back and forth by the steep slopes of both banks. The result is a noise that hardly lets you hear your own words when you are standing on the Rhine Promenade and a freight train is passing through on the other bank. This can seriously mar your holiday experience! Always ask for a room that is noise protected. Think twice before choosing a room that's got its windows towards the river. Lovely view, but what does it help if you can't get any sleep.

    train looks far away but makes a hellraising noise

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Boppard Tourist Traps

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    by Sjalen Updated Sep 19, 2002

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    The whole area can be a tourist trap at the height of the season July to September. However, out of season it is lovely and even in high season you can have fun as you have the wine festivals. Worst tourist trap is probably Rüdesheim and definately not Boppard but people still come here too for the Bopparder Hamm wines and then you need to book accommodation.

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Boppard What to Pack

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    by Sjalen Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you're staying in one of the many hotels along the river promenade in Boppard you might want to bring ear plugs. As soon as you get beyond the actual promenade you're fine but there you have noise from the frequent trains on the OPPOSITE river bank. Of course the more expensive hotels have double glazing but since I never stayed in any I don't know which ones, so better safe than sorry...

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Boppard Off The Beaten Path

  • Mountain Bike Park

    There is a mountain bike area in the forest near 4-lakes-view. You can take the chair lift to take your mountain bike up to the hill.You will find professional ramps, wallrides and nortshores and a freeride course which is situated about 250 metres above sea-level and is a true challenge.

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  • Climbing as in the Alps

    You want to climb like in the Alps?. Boppard has a new "Klettersteig" - climb the rocks. Be careful as it is really a challenge. Don't go there if you never climbed before. It is not save!The tourist information in Boppard will help you more information.

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Boppard Favorites

  • Wine Growing in and around Boppard

    Boppard is a vintners town and the main reason for this is the Bopparder Hamm, a steeply sloping south-facing hill in the Rhine valley which produces some very fine white Riesling wines. Various estates have vineyards here. The appelation belongs to the Mittelrhein growing region, together with the vineyards around Bacharach lying about 25 kms...

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  • Explore the riverside

    Whatever you do, don't miss a boat trip on the Rhine. Bear in mind that because of water levels, the cruise liners and sightseeing boats only start their season in late March/early April. Once you are aware of this you have loads of alternatives. Here is a photo of the famous Loreley cliff where many a sailor is said to have drowned. More because...

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