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Vienna: Secrets of the Fiaker & Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

Activity provider: Riding Dinner OG

Vienna: Secrets of the Fiaker & Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

Activity provider: Riding Dinner OG

From US$ 29.50 per person

Where does the Fiaker come from and where does it go after work is done? What does the coachman's workday look like? These and other questions will be answered for you with a tour of the stables and a carriage ride back to the city center of Vienna!

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the original Viennese Fiaker horse stable with the famous Lipizzaner horses
  • Learn about the daily work of a Fiaker coachman
  • Gain insight into the history of Fiakerei
  • Enjoy the famous sights of Vienna during your ride back to the city center
Full description
Peek into the unknown world of Fiakerei (horse-drawn carriage driving). Who are the Fiakers? Where did they come from? And most importantly, where are they going in the evening after work? Get to the bottom of these secrets, and many more, by visiting the original Viennese Fiaker horse stable. For the first time, you'll have the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of the traditional two teams of "Lohnkutchen" (the original horse-drawn taxi!) Explore the unique Fiaker Horse Center in Vienna's 11th district of Simmering. An exclusive barn tour will give you insight into what's going on in a traditional Viennese Fiaker family business. Then, take a ride in an original Viennese Fiaker - the ubiquitous passenger transport of the 18th century - back to the city before the work of the Fiaker starts. During the carriage ride, you'll pass through the up-and-coming St. Marx district, heading to the city centre via the famous Ringstraße. You'll be dropped off at Michaelerplatz in the city center, a perfect place to continue your exploration of all of Vienna's top sites.
Includes
  • Stable visit
  • Fiaker ride back to the city center (Stephansplatz / Michaelerplatz)
  • Food or beverages

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Meeting point

Rappachgasse 34a, 1110, Vienna

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please dress according to the weather. Note you will be entering a stable, so please wear appropriate shoes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 221 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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We were in Vienna for 5 days and did this on our last day. It was the highlight of the holiday. It was so interesting learning all about the horses and seeing how well they are treated. The ride into the centre was wonderful and lasted longer than expected. I would highly recommended if visiting Vienna.

January 13, 2023

I have to say we were skeptical at first. But completely wrong, the fiakers have an incredibly great bond with every horse. Handling is heartwarming. Anyone traveling through Vienna in a carriage should first learn about the history of the Fiakers. It was incredibly instructive and has positively changed my biood regarding carriage rides. Super nice team! Keep it up :)

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December 19, 2022

Little bit of a trek from Simmering station through a less salubrious area of Vienna (thought we'd got lost) but thankfully Google maps directed us to find the stables. Our host was very knowledgeable and talked through the bloodlines of the horses, the regulation surrounding the carriages horses and the horses welfare. We then had a lovely long carriage ride into the city. we didn't see many of the sights and the carriage driver didn't explain/talk through the journey.

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October 26, 2022

Product ID: 163194