Horse Bath / Pferdeschwemme

Spectacularly located with the Mönchsberg cliff walls as a backdrop, the Pferdeschwemme (Horse Bath) is exactly that – a horse bath. Originally built in 1603, the bath was a place to wash horses, located close to the Royal Stables – where the Festspielhaus stands today.

Fraulein Maria Says

This beautiful fountain and square provided yet another stunning background during a horse and trap ride taken by Maria and the children.

The fountain was added at the end of the 1600s and is called ‘Der Rossebandiger’ which translates as ‘The Horse Tamer’. The wall and murals date from 1732 and depict some of the customs from the time they were painted.

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The bath is found on Herbert von Karajan Platz. Karajan was a Salzburg born world famous conductor and Director of the Vienna Opera House who lived from 1908 to 1989. A quick look around any of the Salzburg music shops will re-enforce just how important a conductor he was. You will find his statue on the other side of the river close to the Makartsteg.

We really have no idea why someone decided to place a bus stop in front of one of the most photographed landmarks in Salzburg – but t’s been there since 1940.

 

 

 

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