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Spanish Riding School (Spanische Reitschule)

Michaelerplatz 1 | Hofburg, Vienna 1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
43 1 222 533 9031
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Ranked #17 of 74 activities in Vienna
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Performances
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The performances of the horses trained by this famous equestrian school have amazed audiences for over 400 years.
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Canberra, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

One of my main reasons for visiting Vienna was to see the Spanish Riding School. But of course I was going in summer and the stallions are out at stud or spelling (resting). BUT the school does a show called "PIBER MEETS VIENNA". I had trouble finding info of this show. It is a one hour show in the main... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Spanish Riding School is amazing and worth a visit. The stables are beautiful. But do not go during the summer (July and August) because the stallions are on vacation. I thought it was a joke, but they are in another part of Austria enjoying the meadows. I will def. go back.

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Belmont, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We toured the Spanish Riding School in the afternoon and then went back at night for the show of horses. Both should not be missed but you need to buy tickets ahead of time (the morning of the day you want to go is fine) because the evening show sells out quickly. The tour of the riding school is given... More

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Newton le Willows, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We booked tickets for a 'show' at the Spanish Riding School as we had heard how amazing the horses and riders are. What we got was not show at all. It was just horses running around. They didn't appear to be running around in any kind of order. Apparently the proper show is on a break in July but they... More

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Buffalo, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

First of all, we had passed the stables from the street view several times and were going to skip this tour since we learned that the horses are "on holiday" in July. It seemed like a waste. But we decided in the end to go and we would always leave. We had a private tour and our group was then... More

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Oakland, CA
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70 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My 18-year-old daughter and I went on the tour in late June. While she enjoyed it because she was interested in the horses and the history of the place, I found it quite dull and overpriced (although actually seeing the space was fun). We would love to have seen an actual performance but they were on hiatus when we were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I had front row seats in the parteledge for Piber meets Vienna on the 8/7/2014. I paid forty pounds each for 2 of the best seats and would book these seats again for any performance although probably more expensive for a full performance. The performance last 1 hour. As a horse lover I had shivers through me right from the... More

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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Just went to see the performance today, all in all it was good. I loved the horses the reason for only average was first of all it was not really the performance we thought it would be as there were no stallions at all. Second do not get 2 row seat in Vienna it is almost impossible to see anything... More

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Forestville, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife is an avid dressage rider and, even though the horses were on break, we had a great tour and enjoyed going here. A must for serious horse people

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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

these horses are amazingly beautiful. To watch them practice in a beautiful cathedral is a treat. Get ther before 9 am to get tickets, it is worth the wait

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