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Vienna Small-Group Naschmarkt Food Walking Tour
"Once you meet your guide at a designated meeting point you can get ready for a culinary and multi-cultural stroll through one of most famous Viennese markets. Naschmarkt is always in motion and reflects both seasonal and fashion influences. You will be offered a variety of local fruits and vegetables exotic herbs and spices Mediterranean delicacies and organic specialities.""""Enjoy this 2-hour food-tour and let your guide introduce you to the Naschmarkt food market; and learn about food science
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Private Half-Day History Walking Tour in Vienna: The City of Many Pasts
"Vienna is not just a city of one past but a city of many pasts. Delve into Vienna's past and present on an insightful 3-hour walking tour of its colorful history and architecture. Your tour begins at Michaelerplatz where the Hofburg the Habsburg’s imperial palace and seat of power since the thirteenth century dominates the square. Clockwise from the palace is the green and gray Loos House designed by Austrian architect Adolf Loos (1870 1933).From there the tour continues down Kohlmarkt and the Graben
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Small-Group History Walking Tour in Vienna: The City of Many Pasts
"Vienna is not just a city of one past but a city of many pasts. Delve into Vienna's past and present on an insightful 3-hour walking tour of its colorful history and architecture. Your tour begins at Michaelerplatz where the Hofburg the Habsburg’s imperial palace and seat of power since the thirteenth century dominates the square. Clockwise from the palace is the green and gray Loos House designed by Austrian architect Adolf Loos (1870 1933).From there the tour continues down Kohlmarkt and the Graben
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Fiaker Tips (4)

A RIDE AROUND VIENNA IN A FIAKER

Favorite thing Vienna is well known for its light four-wheeled carriages drawn by two horses that are known as a Fiaker. As we walked around the city, we were often passed by them, or saw them stopped some-where so the people could take photos.
How I would have loved a ride in one, but for two people, it was too expensive for us, best split between four people. A pat on the nose was the closest I came and a talk to the coachman.

There was quite a row of them waiting at perhaps a "Fiaker taxi stand?" in the Michaelerplatz.
Some stood out more than others. I liked the pair of greys, sometimes there was a more upmarket carriage or the coachman was dressed to impress! Not all are men. I saw women dressed in black and with a bowler hat too!

If you like me and wondered why they are called a "Fiaker," well, I can tell you this originated during the 18th century in France where an entrepreneur and horse-trader ran a small carriage rental business. The street where he operated from, was named after the Irish St. Fiacre, patron saint of taxi drivers, so now we have "taxi drivers of horses!"

In the 1700s there were about 700 Fiakers in Vienna, and by the late 1800s there were over 1000 registered carriages. Nowadays, there are 58 registered Fiaker in Vienna, and these are used as a unique way for the tourist to see Vienna.

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balhannah
May 18, 2014

Take a horse drawn carriage...

Favorite thing Take a horse drawn carriage ride through the city centre of Vienna. It was expensive but fun.

If you have a group of four the price would be pretty good. We went around the old part of Vienna and really enjoyed the ride.

We asked the guy what the horses names were...he thought for a minute then said 'Peter & Paul'...yeah, sounded convincing... ?!??!

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CandS
Oct 09, 2004

Fiaker - Horse cariage ride

Favorite thing No matter if you are in Vienna alone, on a business trip, or with your partner on a romantic trip, make sure you take this "Fiaker" ride, there are several stations in the center. 20 minutes costs 40E (euro), its expensive yes, but you truly feel the taste of the past times...and don't forget to ask the driver to make a picture, they are very talented photographers!

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tomeek
Sep 09, 2002

No, that's not the Spanish...

Favorite thing No, that's not the Spanish Riding School! It's just the ubiquitous 'Horse Drawn Carriages' that are in every tourist city in Europe now! The Spanish Riding School was actually not open while we were there, apparently they take the horses somewhere cooler during the hot summer months.

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steventilly
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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