Explore the beauty of the lower Taunus Mountains on a pony or horse from the lovely Ponyhof Schanze! Horse lovers of all ages and all experience levels can enjoy an open ride along a beautiful trail in the woods. Don’t worry about getting lost… the horse knows its way back!
You have the option to take a pony or horse on your own or have a group/party with one of their experienced guides. The horses are extremely well groomed, well trained and have a kind demeanor.
The price is extremely reasonable at 9 Euros for 30 mins on a self-guided ride with a pony. With a reservation you can have a group with a guide for 15 Euro each for an hour to an hour and a half ride in the forest.
If you plan on bringing your children, the parents hold the leash of the horse and guide the way. The path can be slightly muddy if it recently rained, so don’t wear your best shoes!
The view is breathtaking and the air is crisp. It is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the Wiesbaden streets. At the end of the trail you can get a sneak peek into the Taunus Wunderland Park and wave back to the happy children observing your ride.
After the Trail
If you feel like having a special treat after your Ponyhof experience, Bad Schwalbach is only 5 mins away with ice cream cafes, restaurants and a historic town center.
How to Get There
Located in Schlangenbad, Ponyhof Schanze is approximately 30 minutes west of Wiesbaden and adjacent to the adventure park Taunus Wunderland. It is about 1 hour and 30 minutes north of Kaiserslautern and 2 hours and 40 minutes north of Stuttgart.
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Telephone: + 49 (0) 6124- 1404
It’s worth noting that Ponyhof Schanze has its own parking lot and the staff is extremely friendly. Giddy up, and enjoy! Tschüss for now!
Author’s Profile: Gemma is a mom, a veteran and an Army civilian living in Wiesbaden, Germany. With New Jersey roots, she is enjoying her extended European vacation.