Boppard, formerly spelled as "Boppart", is a city and municipality (since 1976 inclusion of nine neighbouring villages, Ortsbezirken) located in Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis district, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Boppard lies in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rhine Gorge. The city is a state-recognized tourism resort and winegrowing centre. It has a total area of 75 km2 (29 ml2) and population of around 16,000.
Boppard is characterized mainly via winegrowing, which was first documentary mentioned in 643. With 75ha of planted vineyards, the city is the largest winegrowing centre to be found in Middle Rhine wine region. Here grow Riesling, Pinot noir and Müller-Thurgau. Along with the variety of other attractions in Boppard, winegrowing is the basis for the tourism industry of the town.
Outside the historic city centre lie a lot of commercial concerns, like Boppard-headquartered manufacturer BOMAG, with around 1,200 employees, cosmetics enterprise Sebapharma GmbH&Co. and software businesses.
Boppard is famous for its good Rhine wine and attracts tourists with dining and lodging businesses. From Boppard, excursion boats sail on Rhine to Loreley and Rüdesheim along the prettiest stretch of whole Rhine Valley with its unique castles.
The museum of Boppard is housed in an old Electoral castle. There are exhibits on permanent display about the history of the town, the composer Engelbert Humperdinck, Michael Thonet and his bentwood furniture and other people linked with the history of the town. In November 2009, Boppard's museum was closed for 4 years for a thorough EUR 9,000,000 renovation. The work on the castle building was financed mainly by Federal world heritage programme.
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