The Freizeitpark Lochmühle is a popular amusement park located in the Taunus mountains of Germany, and it’s the site of a former corn mill.
Staying true to its humble beginnings, the park prides itself on a less commercialized, more natural amusement park experience. The park opened 35 years ago, offering pony rides, petting zoos, nature trails and picnic areas.
Wild Animals, Agriculture, Pony Rides, Train Rides, Boat Rides, Roller Coaster, Carousel, Nature Park, Museum
Operating Times & Hours
Freizeitpark Lochmühle opens in early April and closes by late October. Daily operating hours are usually from 9 am to 6 pm, but — much like life — are always subject to change.
The Freizeitpark Lochmühle is located in the municipality of Wehrheim, only 10 km or 10 minutes north of Bad Homburg vor der Höhe. Frankfurt am Main is less than a half-hour’s ride away at a 35 km (21 mi) distance (also in its north).
How To Get To Freizeitpark Lochmühle
Frankfurt International [FRA] is the closest and most convenient airport to use for Freizeitpark Lochmühle. As an international hub, many flights pass through here, and it is only 40 km (25 mi) away.
Freizeitpark Lochmühle is easily reached by three major autobahns. From the A5 (Darmstadt-Kassel), take exit 16 for Friedberg/Friedrichsdorf and continue along following the signs towards Friedrichsdorf. Finally, head towards Usingen/Wehrheim.
From the A3 (Cologne-Frankfurt), take the exit for Bad Camberg. Then make your way to Usingen following the signs and connect to the B456 to Bad Homburg. And from the A661, you can exit at Oberursel Nord to reach the B456.
If you’ve got a navigation system in your vehicle, there are two options:
- Enter “Wertheim” under “City” and “Köpperner Straße” under “Street.”
- Enter “Friedrichsdorf” under “City” and the train station “Saalburg/Lochmühle” under “Street.”
By Public Transport
There is a train station located on the park grounds, making public transport to the park easily accessible. You can use the Frankfurt S-bahn system (train number S5) to Friedrichsdorf. From there, it’s simple to transfer to the Taunusbahn train (in the direction of Brandoberndorf).
Get off at the station Saalburg/Lochmühle.
Lochmühle Park Highlights
The hallmark of Freizeitpark Lochmühle is its pony rides. The park’s mascot is the a cartoon pony “Polo” (Pony plus Lochmühle) and there are over fifteen ponies available for riding. Some can even be rented for a period of time to carry you around the park.
This scenic train rides gives you great views from above while you learn fun facts about the park.
The Roman Trail
Not many amusement parks can boast of UNESCO World Heritage Site status but Freizeitpark can make a claim. The Roman Trail takes you past an ancient Roman fortress, Fort Saalburg and UNESCO site the Limes. Here you can learn more about the life of the ancient Roman in old Germania.
More Lochmühle Attractions
Freizeitpark Lochmühle revels in its natural environment and its rides are decidedly more low-tech. There’s a roller coaster of course, but also a giant trampoline, pedal cars, real water rafting and mini-golf.
And for the summer heat, there’s the motor boats, water bobsled and a large water slide. Kids will enjoy the petting zoos, aviaries and other animal showcases.
Freizeitpark offers many different dining options. If you’re feeling frugal and want to bring your own food, there are pavilions and picnic tables available. You can even grill your own meat, using one of the many free-of-charge grilling huts.
But there are also restaurant options, like the Polo Grill and Cafe Lochmühle (both are only open in the high season however!) And of course, there are many snack kiosks and a Pretzel Bakery for a quick meal stop.
What I said about the other theme parks counts for Lochmühle too — prices are ever-changing. So please see the park’s Web site for the most current prices at…