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Pferdeschwemme (Horse Well)

Herbert-v.-Karajan-Platz, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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US$ 135.77*
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US$ 170.00*
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“car wash” (4 reviews)
“horse lovers” (3 reviews)
Herbert-v.-Karajan-Platz, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We only found this place as it is a stop on the hop on hop off tour bus. The architecture and paintings are beautiful and the surroundings are amazing. It is located near old town and they complement each other

Thank mrlogboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful equestrian fountain that is unfortunately surrounded by traffic. Go there. Maybe if enough people visit it the authorities might decide to save if from the traffic.

Thank Luis M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the car wash of yesteryear. Schwemme translates into all sorts of words, depending on how you use it. Swamp, pond, well, river, bath, fountain etc. and has other forms throughout Europe. The point is this was used to give horses a refreshing dip...More

Thank Catimann
Reviewed 10 April 2017

You'll find this at the end of the old town built against the cliff face and its an example of the yester year of Salzburg where horses and carriages were the main mode of transport.

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 19 March 2017

A beautiful piece of history which illustrates how the mundane can be made spectacular by art. Don't miss this - even in the rain it will lift your spirits.

Thank Meltonwrite
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Horse well is a must see in salzburg. It is a large area where royal horses were bathed. It is along the way to Mozart Platz. It served the royal stables

Thank rohitravishankar
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I am impressed that horses have had the opportunity to drink here. It is a wonderful pond. You won't miss it during your stay.

Thank Sofia_M_D83
Reviewed 20 December 2016

You can't come to Salzburg without coming to the Horse fountain or pond. This is where the prize royal horses use to be cleaned and watered. You can't miss it as it is along the way to Mozart Platz.

Thank Nina1940
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We passed here a couple of times while wandering around Salzburg. It is a massive well where horses would have been washed 'back in the day'. The monument was covered up by a clear frame to protect it through the winter but it is still...More

Thank tinylass
Reviewed 6 December 2016

As you walk around the old city you will probably stumble across this impressive site with its beautiful murals. The Monchsberg cliffs serve as a backdrop to this 18th century version of today's drive thru car wash but for horses!! This bath served the Royal...More

Thank jaybeeFL
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How far from Salzburg city centre to Pferdeschwemme please?
17 June 2016|
Response from Skeney57 | Reviewed this property |
It's in the City Centre at Herbert-v-Karajan Platz !
How far from bayerhamerstrasse Salzburg to here please
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.