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Pferdeschwemme (Horse Well)

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Address: Herbert-v.-Karajan-Platz, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 very beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 Stables and was recently refurbished and is now one of Salzburg's key stops on most... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

On your walk through Altstadt, make sure you find your way to see this well (especially if you are a horse person).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Not seen anything like this before. Really detailed and larger than I expected. Stands out against the paintings. Lots of detail and something to visit while in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

As a horse person, I found the horse bath to be extremely fascinating. Although not what I would consider to be a "must-see" site for the average person, it is still neat. Given the close proximity of everything in Salzburg and the fact that a visit does not take long, it is definitely worth a stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

It´s one of the many attractions Salzburg is offering. Everything is beautiful - just do a 360 degree turn. The horses could walk into the well to drink water and get washed down. Bring your own horse and give it a try!

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