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Spanish Riding School (Spanische Reitschule)

Address: Michaelerplatz 1 | Hofburg, Vienna 1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
Phone Number: 43 1 222 533 9031
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Ranked #38 of 177 Activities in Vienna
Type: Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Classes
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The performances of the horses trained by this famous equestrian school have amazed audiences for over 400 years.
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Vienna, Austria
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I've seen the show last year in November. It is nice, but needs more explanation. If you are not a rider, you might not understand why some moves are special. The guided tour was very very interesting. Our guide was nice and friendly and answered every question. You see the winter riding school, the place where the horses do their... More

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Phila, PA
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The Lipizzaners are so famous we had to go to a performance. Definitely book online in advance...we had perfect seats in the center of the balcony. It's not very comfortable as you have to lean up on the railing to see everything, and it's pricey at 49 euro for an hour show. I have never been to a horse show,... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

16 of us, horse-riders, trainers and 5 kids from Hungary prepared for months to visit the Spanish School in Wiena. We contacted the School several times just to make sure that the school will be open on 22, November 2014 and that we can watch the training open to the public. We rented a bus and arrived on Saturday morning.... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We were unable to book for a show, so decided to just turn up in the morning to buy tickets for the morning practice session. This lasted from 10 - 12 noon and is in the same building as the shows. The building is impressive, but the practice session is very low key.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This really is a must see. The guide tells you everything about the horses, the history of the place and about the school riders. They have one of the biggest horse walkers in the world (the first thing you see, at the beginning of the tour). You are not allowed to take pictures inside the stables or anywhere where a... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

How can you go to Vienna and not visit this unique place where they train the famous Pitzanna horses. Try the double ticket which allows you to observe training sessions in the morning and a visit to the stables in the afternoon! At the weekends there are the spectacular shows which you havers see live.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We had wanted to purchase tickets to see the Lippizan horse show, but they are only done on weekends and holidays. So we pre-reserved tickets for the "morning exercise", from 10am to 12noon. The exercises are held in the same hall as the shows, so the setting was beautiful and Royal. The performance hall has been used by the riding... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We wanted to go to see the morning training session whist in the city for the day but due to time constraints this was not possible. What we did see however at 10.00 was several horses being led out from the stables to the Riding School. This was a really 'Up Close' experience for any horse lover and free!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Buy a combi ticket. in the morning we visited the morning exercise with music. every half an hour there comes a new team. the atmosphere is nice but you don't see spectacular work of horses and riders. normally you are not allowed to take pictures... the guided tour was very interesting. you get to visit the stables, see the horses,... More

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Tabernas, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My wife having visited the stud farm for the Lipizzaners near Kitzburg and seen the show many years ago was keen to repeat the visit to the Spanish Riding School. Unfortunately, we could not see the show this time as these are only available to see on weekends and holidays. We did see part of the exercise period which is... More

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