January 19, 2011

Approaching Vienna II

Vienna International Airport

Through Vienna in a horse-drawn carriage
They are just as much a part of Vienna as St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Giant Ferris Wheel: The Fiakers. For many tourists, a ride with the two-horse carriage is one of the highlights. There is almost no cozier way to explore Vienna’s attractions.

The term "fiaker" originates from the French and refers to the hackney carriage stand in the Parisian Rue de Saint Fiacre. In 1720, the carriages - which had previously been referred to as "Janschky" coaches in Vienna - were renamed "fiakers" (and numbered).


Thank You for your kind comments and visits / Gracias por sus visitas y comentarios.

1 comment:

MARTY said...

the last time à took a fly to Berlin, I waited 6 hours in Vienna !!!
I love this blog Carraol