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Carriage Rides

Fiaker carriages have been trundling through the streets of Salzburg for centuries. In fact, it is almost impossible to imagine this city without them. Originally, they served as official and personal transportation for the prince-archbishops. Though for around eighty years or so, they have also been chauffeuring tourists through the picturesque historic district.

Horse-Powered Sightseeing

The City of Mozart currently features 14 carriages, all of which line up patiently on Residenzplatz Square. From here, they set out on their short (20-25 minutes) and long (50 minutes) fiaker tours of Salzburg, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in winter and until around 9 p.m. in summer. During the ride, the carriage drivers recount brief anecdotes interspersed with important facts and background information about the city.

  • Visitors can hire carriages at the Residenzplatz in the middle of the Old City!
  • Short Route (20-25 minutes): Residenzplatz - Kapitelplatz – Cathedral Square - Festspielhaus - Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz - Münzgasse - Griesgasse - AVA-Haus - Franz-Josef-Kai – Mönchsberg Lift – Horse Pond – festival halls - Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse - Alter Markt - Residenzplatz.
    Long Route (50 minutes): tour of the historic and newer sections of the city, or via Schloss Freisaal - Hellbrunner Allee and return (does not include the historic district).
  • If departing from Residenzplatz, reservations are not required!
  • For special occasions and a variety of personal events, carriage rides are possible for as many as 150 guests. Whether a wedding, confirmation, family festivity or company event – in combination with a horse or two, every occasion is cause for celebration.

Fiaker Tours:
Fiaker Company Franz Winter Jr.
Chairman of the Salzburg Fiaker Association
Kugelhofstraße 20/2, 5020 Salzburg, Tel.+Fax +43662 435894, Tel. +43664 3081765,

Fiakerei Juza
Schöpfgasse 6, 5020 Salzburg, Tel. +43662 640553, Fax +43662 640555,

Fiaker Daniel Schmeisser
Glockmühlstraße 6, 5020 Salzburg, Tel. +43664 5050134,

Fiakerei Süß
Christian Schachinger, owner
Schwarzgrabenweg 8a, 5020 Salzburg, Tel. +43650 8724224,


Fiaker Tour and “The Sound of Music”

All fans of the musical "The Sound of Music" definitely get their money’s worth during the “History of Music” tour, which takes about two hours: Moving sedately along at two “horse-power”, you will make your way from Benedictine St. Peter’s Monastery, down Hellbrunner Allee towards Schloss Frohenburg and Hellbrunn palace. On the Hellbrunn park grounds, you will be able to visit the famous Sound of Music gazebo, before finally returning to the city. If you wish to schedule a custom-tailored "The Sound of Music" tour to all of the original shooting locations, you will have to allow for at least half a day.

“History of Music” Tour:
Fiaker Company Franz Winter Jr.
Chairman of the Salzburg Fiaker Association
Kugelhofstraße 20/2, 5020 Salzburg, Tel.+Fax +43662 435894, Tel. +43664 3081765 ,


Fiaker Riding Dinner

Sightseeing coupled with culinary flights of fancy? Yes, indeed. Brought to you in the form of the aptly named “Culinary.Sightseeing” fiaker tour offered by Riding Dinner in Salzburg. After making a short, uncomplicated online booking, you and your fellow passengers can look forward to a delectable 90-minute fiaker tour, including a 3-course dinner menu with drinks as well as butler service befitting the occasion. The palate-pleasers you will be served come to you courtesy of renowned Salzburg dining establishments such as the Goldener Hirsch, Hotel Sacher and Café Tomaselli. They also offer a 40-minute "Sparkling.Sightseeing" tour for with delights from Sacher.

Fiaker Riding Dinner:
Riding Dinner OG
Tel. +43 660 7060502,


5020 Salzburg


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