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Spanish Riding School (Spanische Reitschule)

Address: Michaelerplatz 1 | Hofburg, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: 43 1 222 533 9031
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Type: Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The performances of the horses trained by this famous equestrian...
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Type: Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The performances of the horses trained by this famous equestrian school have amazed audiences for over 400 years.
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

And we didn't see a show, or even training! We were only in Vienna overnight and our day there was a Monday - the only day the horses don't train or perform - but it was great just to take the tour, meet the horses and experience the atmosphere. Bought the DVD too. Going back in 2015 to watch training... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

If you like horses and riding you should really visit this place. But don't expect too much from the morning practice. It lasts a total of 2 hours but you can come and go any time and watching for one hour should be enough for most. The do not do anything spectacular during this training (no jumps, etc.). If you... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were very disappointed in the practice. It lasts 2 hours but we only stayed 1hour. They do not did not practice any jumps or formations. I asked the people working there and said that you would only see that during the shows. They are mostly just exercising the horses around the ring. Not worth the money. The show is... More 

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Gdansk, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you are into horses you need to see this...and even if you are not too… The show is about 1.5 hours long and everything is over quite fast so enjoy every minute of it, the highlights of the show is the third part when the Lipizans come around and it’s simply majestic. You are not allowed to take pictures... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The place to see the Spanish Riding School. Have seen the performance previously on tour but in their home it was magical. A very wet day though so waiting outside was not particularly pleasant. We were seated very quickly, lots of staff to direct you to seats etc. A bit put off by one asking us to buy a programme,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

So you pretty well have to go and see this if you are in the city. The horses are so famous, it is impossible to go and not see them. If you are pressed for time/budget, then just do the tour of the stables and/or the morning exercise. The horses, riders, equipment etc are all beautiful. And the hall is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

For a small fee you can book to see these marvellous horses practice. Typically it is an early start on a Sunday morning. Well worth it to see these magnificent creatures perform.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We saw a saturday performance. The horses were beautiful and amazing. You are shown performances by horses and riders from novices to experts. We had standing room tickets which were good enough to see the performance. I would suggest getting there early so you can get a good spot. The corner locations are the best. Some of the performance is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A great experience to see the full performance, even if a bit pricey. See the horses and riders go through their paces with precision exercises. Great skill on show and horses well trained for the work. Conducted in an arena with chandeliers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This was something my wife had dreamed of doing since she was a small girl, so when we booked, we took the option to sit down, rather than stand and I recommend that. It gets very crowded in the standing room and the view is regularly impeded. In the seats, particularly along the first mezzanine level at the front, the... More 

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