Fiaker - Cruising Vienna's Streets at 2 HP
Die Fiaker - Mit 2 PS durch Wien
Horse-drawn carriages known as «Fiaker», Vienna's turn-of-the-century answer to the taxi, are now filled with tourists and those looking for a fancy backdrop for celebrating special occasions. Despite its French origins, the word «Fiaker» evokes images that are Viennese through and through. Vienna just wouldn't be the same without the some 100 horse-drawn carriages dotting many of the city's squares, cruising the Ringstraße boulevard and clopping along quaint little winding streets. This film takes a look at Vienna's Fiaker, from their origins to the present day.