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Winter Horse and Sleigh Ride in Austria

Enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn sleigh among snow-covered mountains in Salzburg area

Winter Horse and Sleigh Ride
Winter Horse and Sleigh Ride

This day trip begins by going up snowy mountains to the high plateau of Ramsau. After arriving in Ramsau visitors can explore the lovely mountain village and taste some delicious samples of Styrian cuisine. A horse-drawn sleigh is there waiting for you. When you are comfortably nestled in warm blankets, the journey begins. Magical winter sights will open up to you along the way. There will be a stop for the horses to rest and for you to try some local specialities.

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When is the best time to go on a winter horse and sleigh ride in Austria?

To make the most of the experience, the recommended time for a magical horse-drawn sleigh ride in Austria is between December and March when the snowfall is at its peak. Scheduling the ride is subject to the prevailing weather conditions, so tourists should check the local weather forecast before embarking on the activity. Show more

Where does the horse-drawn sleigh ride take place in Austria?

Tourists can experience the horse-drawn sleigh ride in Ramsau, a beautiful mountain village in the Salzburg area. The village is filled with charming snow-covered chalets, and stalls selling local merchandise. Ramsau is easily accessible, being only a two-hour drive from the Salzburg city center. Show more

What kind of clothing should I wear for a winter horse and sleigh ride?

Due to the cold temperatures at higher altitudes, dressing in warm layers is essential for a comfortable winter horse and sleigh ride. Warm winter boots, gloves, hats, and scarves are necessary, while extra blankets are a suitable addition. During the ride, provided blankets keep visitors warm and toasty. Show more

What are some popular local specialties that are offered during the ride?

Tourists can relish in local delicacies like Kaiserschmarrn, which comprises shredded pancakes, raisins, and fruit compote, popular Austrian dessert. Styrian beef stew, sauerkraut, and Bohemian dumplings are other mouthwatering options to try during the stop in Ramsau. To keep warm during the ride, visitors can enjoy gluhwein (mulled wine) or hot chocolate. Show more

Can I bring my children along for the horse-drawn sleigh ride in Austria?

Absolutely! Horse-drawn sleigh rides in Austria are perfect for friendly family bonding; children can relish the experience of riding through the snow. The ride is suitable for elderly people or those with mobility challenges as it does not involve strenuous physical exertion. However, visitors should note that some areas can be bumpy, so holding tight is essential. Show more

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