Boppard is the Pearl of the Rhine. This old saying is reaffirmedtime and time again – and now with reference to the newestBoppard Dream Loop, officially opened on 20th September2015.
The pivotal point of the Marienberg Dream Loop is thepark of the same name, and is centred on the most significantmonastery in the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle RhineValley. It runs along the Bruder-Michels-Bach (Brother Michael'sStream) and also the Mittelbach (Middle Stream), which flowfrom high in the Hunsrück through narrow V-shaped valleys intoBoppard, through the Marienberger Park and into the Rhine.Wonderful views of the castles, Liebenstein and Sterrenberg,Marksburg and the Kurfürstliche Burg (Electoral Castle), as wellas the view of the greatest Rhine bend of all, featuring the exceptionalBopparder Hamm vineyards, make the trek along theMarienberg Dream Loop an unforgettable experience.The tour starts and ends at the Marienberger Park, which is just400m from the Marienberg car park. The hike takes you first ofall across the Orgelborn Meadow and along Brother Michael'sStream to the deacidification plant, where you begin the ascentvia the 'Auf Kasseling' hill and across the Deutsche Alleenstraße(German Nature Conservation Route), from where you makeyour way through the neighbouring Mittelbachtal (MiddleStream Valley) to the 'Pützblick' lookout. South of the district ofBuchenau the route goes through charming beech forests as faras the Buchenau well complex, from where the tour loops roundinto the 'Hintere Dick' nature reserve. After the nature reserve,the Eisenbolz hill is next on the itinerary, at which point thetrail doesn't lead over the Eisenbolz plateau, but goes almostunder the edge of the ridge, through abandoned vineyards andorchards with countless scenic views of the Rhine Valley. Thisis the site of the Thonet Temple, which the sons of Boppard'sworld-famous furniture designer, Michael Thonet, had erectedin his honour in 1879. So, too, did the famous 19th century tourguide, Karl Baedeker, leave his mark on Boppard, as the 'BaedekersRuh' (Baedeker's Rest) lookout attests.
Certified by the German Hiking Institute, the MarienbergDream Loop achieved 88 adventure points.
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Updated: November 12, 2020
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