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  • Location: Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

Enjoy a quintessential Christmas experience on a horse-drawn sleigh ride in a tiny village near Schladming during this day trip from Salzburg. Travel along the Salzach River valley past many of Austria's top ski resorts before reaching Schladming, where you will ascend 3,281 feet (1,000 meters) above sea level to the base of the stunning Dachstein, an Alpine mountain dominated by glaciers. In Ramsau, enjoy lunch (own expense) at one of the local inns before you embark on your 2-hour horse-drawn sleigh ride full of wintry sights and jingle bells!


  • Chrismastime horse-drawn sleigh ride day trip from Salzburg
  • Get into the Christmas spirit on a merry horse-drawn sleigh ride in the tiny village of Ramsau in the Alps
  • See stunning alpine scenery as you travel alongside the Salzach River after leaving Salzburg
  • Marvel at panoramic views from the base of Dachstein mountain before your 2-hour horse-drawn sleigh ride
  • Sit back and relax or snuggle up as your sleigh glides along the snow!

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What You Can Expect

Christmas Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg

Christmas Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg

After morning pickup at your centrally located Salzburg hotel or the Mirabellplatz bus terminal, travel by coach along the Salzach River valley past ski resorts to Ramsau, near Schladming. This small but popular village is at the base of the Dachstein, a massive Alpine mountain with many glaciers.

In Ramsau, your guide will suggest inns where you can enjoy lunch (own expense) while your festive horse-drawn sleigh ride is prepared. Sample some Austrian specialties including Wiener Schnitzel and Apfelstrudel. Take a stroll in the frosty air before proceeding to an open field where your festively decorated horse-drawn sleigh awaits. Climb into your sleigh and glide along as your horse trots through the snow, its harness bells jingling.

The ultimate destination of your 2-hour sleigh ride will be determined by snow conditions. Following your Christmastime adventure, travel back to Salzburg. You'll be dropped off at Mirabellplatz bus terminal in central Salzburg at 5pm.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Fantastic day, my friend and I loved it, friendly staff, beautiful setting, totally recommend it, was a dream come true!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Went on Dec 28th. We were worried bec the weather had been so unseasonably warm in Salzburg that we wouldn't see snow and we would wind up on a carriage ride....but NOT the case. They take you by bus (about 1 hour) to Town of Ramsu....here there's lots of snow. The journey along the way is spectacular.

My family of 3 joined another family of 4 on the carriage. (The tour person effectively organizes this for everyone to be with whomever they want to share sleigh with so don't worry). The two kids in the group sat up front with the driver and totally loved the experience. (The front group gets snow kicked up from hoofs of horses sometimes). For about 1 hr 1/2 you journey thru town taking loads of photos breathing in cold fresh air and laughing "all the way". You will see lots of locals and vacationers cross country skiing. You will also see lots of people sledding and riding horses. It's just magical. All the time you are comfortably covered up with the supplied blankets from the carriage. Do not forget: hat, gloves, scarf and camera.

Midway is the stop for a little warm up inside if you choose. Kids played in snow - making snowballs
. Snow angels and running around in general. Adults had coffees and delicious AMAZING strudel from the cabin house outside under heat lamps taking in the scenery. Stop here for 1 hour.

Alas the horses get ready again and your off for the second part of the journey.

The last stop in the returned village is where you can eat a meal (on your own). You are there about 2 hours. We enjoyed meal and then went outside with one of the sleds the hotel has to offer. Great fun...surrounded by skiers,snowboarders and other sliders.

Walk around the town and watch the ski jump contest if there is one taking place!

Retuned back to hotel about 6:30 at night. This was the very best exhilarating and most fun day the family had.

Highly recommend it do not miss this opportunity.

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