Located in the UNESCO-protected section of the scenic Rhine
Gorge at a great bow in the river, Boppard is one of the region's
most popular towns. It was originally settled by the Romans in the
1st century BC, though evidence has been found suggesting the area
was possibly inhabited 13,000 years ago. Being in a strategic
position both on the Rhine and at the frontier of the Roman
Empire, Boppard grew quickly and was soon sought after by the
other tribes in the area. The Romans built a series of walls to
defend the town, and these defences were bolstered in later years
with a castle built by German rulers in the Middle Ages.
Both of these are still present in the town today, along with
the wonderful Rhine promenade - which is unusual on this section of
the river, as the railroad replaced many promenades in other towns.
With so many popular attractions to choose from, the charming town
of Boppard has delighted visitors for centuries.