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Pferdeschwemme (Horse Well)

Herbert-v.-Karajan-Platz, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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US$ 151.11*
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US$ 189.21*
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Herbert-v.-Karajan-Platz, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were exiting the tunnel through hill that divides city and came across this. It was frozen over since it was December but that allowed the light to reflect across the ice. The Statue was encased in a plastic cube, either to protect it from...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We visited here on our walks around town . A lovely place to spend a few minutes and admire the statue and paintings while under neath the might of the mountain behind. Some mighty horses no doubt have been washed here.good spot for a good...More

Thank roy v
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Not much to say only that if this truly was a bathing place for horses, the equines were luxuriously bathed.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 7 December 2017

located next to the Grosses Festspielhaus this piece of history is really stunning. How in the old days even a bathing place for horses was done in luxury and generousity absolute stunning

Thank R R
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This impressive collection of horse statues stand in a large pool. with a backdrop of sheer cliff, close to the tunnel entering and exiting Salzburg. Very photogenic.

Thank flyingdoc1
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Part of the sound of music tour, this basically a small pond with a statue of a horse in it. However, in the winter the horse is covered up, so all you see is the pond. Cannot remember it in the film. But it is...More

Thank paulann2014
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Nice place to do some photos. We‘ve spent like 5 minutes here, and then went further. Still it is a must!

Thank Dana R
Reviewed 20 October 2017

I had to look it up after I visited Salzburg but the "Horse Well" is eye catching. I didn't spend much time here, but got off the bus across the street and was drawn to it so walked over and took a look. Impressive statue,...More

1  Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This was a stop while waiting for the hop on hop off bus. Beautiful fountain or horse bath back the day. Nice statue and paintings also.

Thank Cantal
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Located on the south-western extremity of the Altstadt on Herbert von Karajan Platz, this noble fountain and pond extols the place of the horse in Austrian history, with impressive equestrian statuary together with dramatic cavalry murals as a backdrop.

Thank eilonglen
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17 June 2016|
Response from Skeney57 | Reviewed this property |
It's in the City Centre at Herbert-v-Karajan Platz !
17 June 2016|
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Response from The_Bs_of_2007 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's a beautiful piece of sculpture each horse is different. Only a short walk over the bridge to the market place. Also real horse and carriages not far away.