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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
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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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Rappachgasse 34a, 1110, Vienna

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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 183 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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Interesting family business that is happy to explain the background to its work. An open and good atmosphere is created in which the everyday life of the horses and the company is suggested. You are there when the horses and carriages are prepared for the day and then you accompany the Fiacre in the carriage to work. Nice experience that reveals many animal-friendly backgrounds! Worth experiencing!

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June 29, 2022

We were the only English speakers attending our trip. The guide took his time translating both and took time to answer our questions as well. The introduction tour of the stables was cool and learning the history of the Fiaker was interesting. They also go into detail on how well the horses are taken care of. They’re treated better than most people! It was nice to see coming from the US. After the tour you take a nice ~1 hour ride into the city center where it drops you off in the heart of the city.

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April 24, 2022

The location is more on the outskirts of Vienna, but still easily accessible by public transport and a short walk. Very nice and competent staff. Questions can be asked at any time, which are answered well and in an amateurish manner. Most of the ride doesn't go through touristy Vienna, but it's nice because you get a good insight into the everyday life of the Fiaka.

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April 8, 2022

Product ID: 163194