Mountains, castles, Boppard
You can, for example, schedule your day to include visits to Koblenz and Boppard and cover the distance in between by boat. The journey upstream takes two hours, downstream only about one and a half. During this time the ship glides past everything which makes the Middle Rhine Valley so unique and attractive to the countless foreign tourists who travel there: sheer, rugged cliffs that line the banks, marvellous vineyards, picturesque villages nestled between the river and rock face, and hilltop castles which tower majestically above the surrounding countryside. Since 2002, this unique cultural landscape has quite rightly been included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Stepping ashore in Boppard provides a good opportunity to enjoy some of the romance of the Rhine and at the same time to get to know a little about the history and specialities of this region. Thanks to the numerous travellers on the Rhine, this town, which has around 15,000 inhabitants, is very lively, and sampling a glass of local wine in a wonderful way to relax on the river bank.