Boppard in the upper Middle Rhine Valley

Saturday, 2 March 2013 - 01:17 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, UNESCO World Heritage

Rhine Panorama © Moguntiner/cc-by-sa-3.0

Rhine Panorama © Moguntiner/cc-by-sa-3.0

Boppard is a town in the Rhein-Hunsrück district in Rhineland-Palatinate, lying in the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town is also a state-recognized tourism resort and is a winegrowing centre.

Boppard lies on the upper Middle Rhine, often known as the Rhine Gorge. This characteristic narrow form of valley arose from downward erosion of the Rhine’s riverbed. A 17 km stretch of the Rhine forms the town’s eastern limit. Along this part of the river lie the outlying centres of Hirzenach and Bad Salzig, as well as the town’s main centre, also called Boppard.

River Rhein © Reinhard Hunscher/cc-by-sa-3.0-de © Tk/cc-by-sa-3.0-de The great bow in the Rhine, as seen from the Gedeonseck © Leokowalski/cc-by-sa-3.0 Cloister Marienberg © Robert Holz Chairlift, called Klettersteig © Vera Buhl/cc-by-sa-3.0 Rhine Panorama © Moguntiner/cc-by-sa-3.0
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The great bow in the Rhine, as seen from the Gedeonseck © Leokowalski/cc-by-sa-3.0
Directly north of Boppard, the Rhine takes its greatest bend. This bow is called the Bopparder Hamm, although this name is more commonly applied to the winegrowing area found along it. The best known lookout point over this bow in the Rhine is the Vierseenblick, or “Four-Lake View”. This vista gets its name from the way in which the Rhine can be seen from here, or rather the way in which it cannot be seen: hills block out most of the view of the river itself so that visitors can only see four apparently separate patches of water, rather like four lakes. These are all actually parts of the Rhine; there are no lakes to be seen. The Vierseenblick can be reached by chairlift.

Over on the other side of the Rhine stand two castles, Burg Liebenstein and Burg Sterrenberg, known as the Feindliche Brüder (“Adversarial Brothers”) after a German legend that arose in the 16th century, and the pilgrimage centre of Kamp-Bornhofen with its mediaeval monastery.

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