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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 #20 of 76 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed watching a performance. The skill of the horses and riders is very impressive do. However,Our seats were on the second tier and we had to lean over the balustrade and could only see half the arena. Access is not easy,up a spiral staircase,but there is an easier outside staircase.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
59 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The Lipizaner horses are of course known throughout the world, and to see them in the flesh is quite remarkable, the young greys as well before they get older and turn to white are in beautiful condition, apart from the main events it is possible to see them in the mornings being worked out for only 10 euros, just be... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Whilst holidaying In Vienna we were lucky enough to watch a performance at the Spanish Riding School called "A Tribute to Vienna" which combined the beautiful Lipizaner stallions and the Vienna boys choir. It was a truly wonderful performance by both and they worked well together. Tickets were being sold with a 30% off discount too so even better! Brilliant... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

While I am not a "horse" person, this performance was absolutely enchanting! I am thankful that my friends convinced me to attend. This is a must while visiting Vienna!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This place is a must for horse enthusiasts and a must for people who don't yet know how much they love horses. The morning exercise to music is a fantastic way to see the horses in action close up and you can see the riders teaching the horses new skills as well as refining old ones. Just wonderful.

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Mosta Malta
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Difficult to see the detail if you are in upper balcony. Best places are lower floor and mid section upper floor but facing the long arena. Still consider expensive for the contents of the show which is dragging.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went to the riding school on a Saturday when they present a short horse show. We found it to be entertaining and just the right length. We bought standing room tickets which can be very crowded and extremely hot. The horses are beautiful and you are given enough information to understand the training involved.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We bought the tickets from the hotel and went to the venue nice and early ( as we heard the queues were long). There is no organization in the queues, no segregation of people with or without tickets, it looks like a maze... When we were about to enter the arena, we were stopped as I was carrying my 5... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Having booked over 6 months in advance for this experience, I took my mum to Vienna to fulfil a bucket list item. I grew up with horses and to see classical horsemanship executed at its highest peak was something that will not be forgotten easily. We attended the morning exercise, the tour and the next day a performance and had... More

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Ganey Tikva Israel
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47 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The morning exercise is: boring, boring, and boring. Many people were crowding the entrance at 10 o’clock waiting to get in to the morning exercises, we could not even find a seating place since this is on first comes first served basis. We were standing there for almost an hour waiting to see something, but nothing really happened. 5 horses... More

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