Baldwin then had the toll castle – the Alte Burg ("Old Castle") – expanded, which was also meant to ensure his lordship over the town.The Elector managed to win over the town nobility by taking them into his service and giving them jobs in administration, but the arrangement still did not sit well with the townsfolk.The town’s next documentary mention did not come until the Early Middle Ages.
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. Boppard’s town forest is the second biggest in Rhineland-Palatinate with an area of 43.6 km².
In 13, Emperor Heinrich VII pledged Boppard along with its outlying lands to his brother, Archbishop Baldwin of Trier.
The Boppard townsfolk, however, felt that this merger with the Electorate of Trier was unlawful.
The name is of Celtic origin, which implies that there had been Celtic settlement before the Romans came, or perhaps that there was one at the same time as the Romans were there.
With the expansion of the Limes, the Middle Rhine lost its strategic importance.
Boppard, formerly also spelled Boppart, is a town and municipality (since the 1976 inclusion of 9 neighbouring villages, Ortsbezirken) in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis (district) in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, lying in the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The town is also a state-recognized tourism resort (Fremdenverkehrsort) and is a winegrowing centre.
Since 2002, the Gorge has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A 17 km stretch of the Rhine forms the town’s eastern limit.
Boppard lies on the upper Middle Rhine, often known as the Rhine Gorge.