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

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

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.

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based on 373 reviews

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.

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 :)

The tour of the stable was competent and very very interesting. We could see everything, ask questions and the love and care for the horses was clearly noticeable. I was particularly impressed by all the rules that a carriage company has to comply with to protect the horses and which are also observed.

I can only warmly recommend everyone to take part in this tour. You get a great insight behind the scenes, learn a lot of interesting things and questions are answered in detail. Many thanks to Chris, who led our tour and then drove us into town in the carriage. :)

A wonderful tour and rise into the city!!!! Very enjoyable!!!