Horsedrawn Carriages, Salzburg
It's a very unique service, but not cheap though: about 35 Euro a person, but you can see a lot and at the same time take pictures.
Horse carriage rides are common in Salzburg just like in Vienna. These rides can be very romantic but are usually very costly. My wife and I did not try this ride because we are on budget, so we landed up walking instead :-)
Taking the horse drawn carriage tour around the old town is quite fun. The cost is quite steep but then again it costs quite a bit to keep those horses in tip top condition. We paid 36 euro for a 25 minute ride, but it was worth it as we do not have these luxuries at home.
I saw maybe a dozen or so horse-drawn carriages in Salzburg. These are called "Fiaker" in Austria. I didn't ride one since it is not very economical (and totally non-romantic) for single travellers. But I noticed a few tourists negotiating the prices and then hopping on a Fiaker.
These Fiaker rides should be fun. They take you to the most interesting places in the city and you don't have to walk. Which should be a huge advantage in summer when it's crowded.
I loved the City of Salzburg but was appalled at the condition of some (not all) of the horses used for transporting tourists around the City by carriage. Some were either over-worked or under fed or both - with protruding ribs and hip bones. These horses would be RSPCA cases in the UK!!!
I never actually took a ride on one of these, but they looked really cool!
They even provided blankets for you in the blistering cold weather!
The horses can be found by the Dom...if you dont see them you will certainly smell them!
You can find many of them waiting to pick up tourists in Residenz Square or Mozartplatz. It is a good way to see Salzburg as many of the drivers are quite knowledgable about the city they ply their trade in. Quite romantic too.
The prices are quite reasonable if you are taking the ride as a group.
For about half hour, it is 33 Euros.
Well, if you have the money to spare, mostly done by the elderly couples & the rich, you could take the horse-drawn carriages to do the sightseeings around Salzburg.
If you want to wander on your own & see the off the beaten paths where even horses are afraid to tread, then skip this option.
Anyway, check the 'Fiaker in Salzburg' site below.
Once again… another city and another carriage ride.
The price for the ride was a little more than we have paid in most cities but the driver was so informative and funny that we enjoyed it more than anyplace we have been.
You get a one-hour tour of the city for around $40 USD that is not to bad.
Make sure you look for a driver that speaks English, as this will make your trip more enjoyable.
Enjoy this private excursion inclusive horse drawn sleigh ride in the surroundings of the city of Salzburg. It feel like we live in the medieval time which this horse drawn trip :)
At 35 Euros we passed, but it did look like fun . The carriages take you around the Old Town. They do this year around and the horses are gorgeous!!
There are tourist-oriented horse-drawn carriage rides that will take you around the Old Town. They line up in Residenzplatz directly in front of the main entrance to the Residenz near the Domkirche.
Going for a ride around the historic old town by horse and carriage is a great way to get your bearings.
Take a horse carriage ride around Salzburg old town. It's a very traditional, romantic, fun (and touristy) experience.
There are choach men all around Old Town and you're pleased to have a circle tour. I was rather walking but two people I know took a 25 minutes ride and spent €33.