Boppard is approximately 25 km from Koblenz. It was a Roman town and during the Middle Ages it prospered through shipping and commerce. A large FM / TV antenna tower can be seen on the outskirts of the town which is a popular tourist destination and home to the soap manufacturer Sebapharma and BOMAG which produces road construction vehicles.
There are quite a few ferry cruise companies based here and the visitor can book trips along the Rhine. The promenade and traditional German shops, along with the interesting architecture and well maintained buildings make this a pleasant stop for tourists.
The railway service to Boppard and most of the other towns mentioned in this guide, provides an efficient and economical means of transport between the towns and villages along both sides of the Rhine.