"Fiakers, something typical in Vienna" Vienna Local Custom Tip by Pavlik_NL

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  Closed Fiakers for when the weather is wet
by Pavlik_NL

Fiakers and Vienna go together like a knife and a fork. The typical Vienna horse and wagon can be rented by visitors for a drive through town. Long time ago, this was the way of transport for the wealthier families, but in Vienna too it evolved a little like the first form of a taxi (cap) for the common public (still those who had quite some money to spend). Fiakers come in two main varieties. Open Fiakers (the original) and those with closed cabins.

Website: http://www.wien-vienna.at/fiaker.htm

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  • Updated Nov 20, 2007
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