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Spanish Riding School (Spanische Reitschule)

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Address: Michaelerplatz 1 | Hofburg, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: 43 1 222 533 9031
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The performances of the horses trained by this famous equestrian school...

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Surprised - it was just okay!

I had a few people tell us that we had to go- we liked it but did not love it and the tickets were expensive for not such great seats. We had a hard time hearing the announcements... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Wilmette, Illinois

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had a few people tell us that we had to go- we liked it but did not love it and the tickets were expensive for not such great seats. We had a hard time hearing the announcements and the music was also difficult to hear. Maybe we would have enjoyed it more if we had seats that were better.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took the tour of the Spanish Riding school (16 euro each) because my girlfriend loves horses but I loved it as well. You get a behind the scenes guided tour of the stables, the venue and a detailed explanation of how the horses are trained and treated. They do the tours daily at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Our tour... More 

Thank Martin S
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were reluctant to attend the performance on the Saturday morning as it is not cheap and neither of us are lovers of horses, however the arena is spectacular and the riders and horses are unbelievably well trained. We both agreed this was the highlight of our trip.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a guided tour of stables and seeing these horses was a great not being a horse person not sure what to expect but very good

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a seat in the main auditorium on the floor of the arena. We were 3 rows from the front which meant that the view was at times restricted by the people sitting in front. However the horsemanship was outstanding and the horses were magnificent. I real must see if you are in vienna. If we went again I... More 

Thank Terry R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you walk through the archway you can see the stables through glass viewing Windows. The full show is only on Sunday but you can see training everyday from 10 / 12 costs about €10. Just a small point there is a chargeable toilet by the enter acne but is you scan the barcode on your ticket it's free.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here as the morning exercise ticket is included with the Vienna Pass. I'm not a great fan of horses but I have a sister who is, so I went really on her behalf. I'm not sure what the full price was for a ticket, but I was glad I hadn't paid it. The exercise session had four or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been wanting to visit for years. The visit was fantastic. We opted for the seats in the middle of the long sid around the top level. We were not disappointed. There was no one standing behind you and the view was fine. The horses and riders were fantastic and the accompanying music made for a fantastic yet emotional experience.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A total waste of time in a city which has so much to offer. And very expensive tickets to boot. Just to watch a bunch of horses tripping about. Our villages have much better to offer. Don't bother to go. Spend that money and time on Coffee, Music Concert, or a Ballet instead.

Thank Ketan S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A horse lovers dream, have seen them on tour at the Shefield Arena England, but to see them in their home at the beautiful riding school was something else. No its not cheap but its a once in a lifetime experience and was worth every penny, We booked on line previous to getting to Vienna and tickets were posted very... More 

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.