Its excellent state of preservation provides a tantalizing glimpse of the medieval town, complete with Romanesque cathedral and city walls.
Since 2002, the Gorge has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A 17 km stretch of the Rhine forms the town’s eastern limit.
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.
This bow is called the Bopparder Hamm, although this name is more commonly applied to the winegrowing area found along it.