Activity Summary for Boppard 4 Lakes View
- The surrounding hills near Boppard obstruct the view of the Rhine River in such a way that it appears as if there are four lakes
- Activity Details
- Boppard, Rheinland-Palatinate, Germany - August 2010
The surrounding hills above Boppard, Germany obstruct the view of the Rhine River in such a way that it appears as if the Rhine River is actually a collection of four lakes, rather than the actual horseshoe bend of the Rhine. This view, known in German as the "Vierseenblick", is located on top of the hill overlooking Boppard and the Rhine River, and is one of the highlights of the middle Rhine region.
There are two ways to get to the top to see the view.
This is a very relaxing and serene way to enjoy the surroundings without working up a sweat. The chairlift takes about 20 minutes and is quite slow when compared to a modern ski lift. However, speed is not the goal here. The lift takes you higher and higher, above vineyards and trees onto the forested top of the mountain. The view of the Rhine from the lift is romantic and relaxing. Tickets can be purchased round trip or for one way only, if you decide to hike one direction. Cost: €6.50 per adult round trip.
The second option is to hike up the mountain. It is a fairly steep climb, but not very long. Expect to walk up in less than an hour. Many people walk up and take the chairlift down, or vice versa. The trail is well-maintained and partly passes underneath the chairlift, allowing the comfortably seated passengers to gloat over hikers working up a sweat. But the hikers have the last laugh, as the trail meanders up the slope through diverse terrain with beautiful views of the Rhine.
Once you are on the mountain, a short trail takes you to two restaurants with great views. The second restaurant offers the famous "Vierseenblick", or 4 Lakes View but the first restaurant has a nicer terrace, more shade and an equally amenable view.
Trip Guru Tip:
Consider also visiting the castle Rheinfels, located several km away in nearby St. Goar. It is easily accessible by car or by train. Also nearby is Koblenz, which boasts its own castles, city center and the Deutsches Eck, a platform where the Rhine and Mosel meet.