Horseback riding

Earth's happiness lies on horses' backs, as a German saying goes. Prignitz offers two horseback riding tracks to enjoy the wind in your hair and the feeling of riding a horse. Most notably is the 170 km long “Gestütsweg” which connects the Haupt- and Landgestüt Neustadt (Dosse) (Brandenburg's main stud farm) with the stud farm in Redefin.

Brandenburg's Main and State Stud Farm Neustadt (Dosse)

The unique and historico-cultural ensemble of the “Neustädter Gestüte” that were built in a classicistic architectural style invite you to get to know horses, learn more about the culture and history of the stud farm, explore Prussian architecture and take a walk through the stud's forest. Explore the ground where precious horses and impressive architecture have been deeply intertwined since 1788.

Tours and carriage rides show you the stud farm's most beautiful corners. The museum shows you life on the stud, and horse breeding through the time. Various events spirit audiences away to the world of horses amidst historical buildings.

Stiftung Brandenburgisches Haupt- und Landgestüt Neustadt (Dosse)
Stiftung Brandenburgisches Haupt- und Landgestüt Neustadt (Dosse)
Hauptgestüt 10, 16845 Neustadt (Dosse)
Tel. +4933970/5 02 95 33
Pferdeherde aus dem Brandenburgischen Haupt- und Landgestüt Neustadt (Dosse)Foto: Gabriele Boiselle

Trail riding along the Gestütsweg

The Gestütsweg

The Gestütsweg is a riding and carriage trail that connects two long-standing stud farms, the Main and State Stud Farm Neustadt (Dosse) and the State Stud Farm Redefin in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The grand, elegant buildings and extensive parks tell stories about century old traditions.

Whether on horseback or on carriage, the Gestütsweg fascinates with its many highlights. The path can easily be travelled by carriages. The trafficability is partially dependent on weather conditions, therefore it's best to check in with the stations along the way on the path's current conditions before starting the tour.

The marked path leads through different lanndscapes: in Prignitz it runs through the UNESCO biosphere reserve Flusslandschaft Elbe-Brandenburg, idyllic villages where you can enjoy the quiet beauty of nature.

Riding map for the Gestütsweg

The trail riding map “ERLEBNIS Reiten” introduces the Gestütsweg. On both sides of the route it informs about equestrian farms, inns, farms with little shops, attractions and little excursions.

You can order the map for a small charge here:

Jutta Schäfer
Jutta Schäfer
Woosmerhof 6, 19303 Vielank / OT Woosmerhof
Tel. +4938759/3 35 74
Foto: Haupt- und Landgestüt Neustadt (Dosse)/Boiselle

Insider tipp by Jutta Schäfer from Gestütsweg association

Trail riding in its most beautiful form

“As a German saying goes, the earth's happiness lies on horseback. If you combine this happiness with a gorgeous landscape, you are on the Gestütsweg between Redefin und Neustadt (Dosse). The 170 km long riding and carriage path connects two long-standing stud farms. Regardless whether you experience this trail on horseback or by carriage, the diversity of the Gestütsweg will captivate you. Many parts remain natural and untouched which has a charm all of its own. The bit through Prignitz you can take intriguing detours into the Elbe wetlands with its beautiful river landscape, a unique flora and fauna, as well as idyllic villages. Simply enjoy nature, quiet and slow movement.”

Jutta Schäfer mit ihrer Tochter auf dem GestütswegFoto: Jutta Schäfer

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