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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: The performances of the horses trained by this famous equestrian school...
The performances of the horses trained by this famous equestrian school have amazed audiences for over 400 years.
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When we arrived in Vienna, we had tickets to see the 450th anniversary of the Spanish Riding School. That event was held in front of the Hofburg Palace and a group of riders from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

When we arrived in Vienna, we had tickets to see the 450th anniversary of the Spanish Riding School. That event was held in front of the Hofburg Palace and a group of riders from Spain joined in. It was an unforgettable experience. A few days later, we went to the actual school to do a tour. During the tour, the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We've seen the entire Lipizzaner show here in the states, but thought we'd like to visit the Spanish Riding School to watch the morning exercise while visiting Vienna. The morning workout is a fine way to spend a little time, but probably isn't worth the ticket price unless you really can't live without seeing horses being exercised. We enjoyed the... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went to the evening show for their anniversary and it was amazing and beautiful to watch. Someone mentioned that you couldn't take photo's but it wasn't a problem on the night we went, we took loads of the mares and foals, the stallions jumping, pirouetting and dancing! Can't comment on other tours but the show was certainly wonderful.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

All the history makes this one of maybe two or three "can't miss" attractions in Vienna -- the others depend on your own taste and interests. We purchased tickets three months in advance -- thoroughly enjoyed the show. Unlike anything I have ever seen. The building where the performance takes place is on the grounds of the emperor's palace. For... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I had read many controversary comments about this but either way wanted to find out. It is really nothing special. It is intresting for about half an hour or so but for an hour and a half its a waste of time and of money if you buy the expensive tickets. However if you insist of going, the most expensive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Its was very interesting to watch this riding school has an long traditions. It seems they are three different groups and started with least experienced horses to most experienced . The horses will dance with the music and do some of the more difficult act. Its a wonderful show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

These remarkable horses can be seen during morning exercise most weekdays from 10 AM to noon. It is open seating/standing room and you can come and go as time permits. To get a more in depth tour, also buy tickets for the afternoon guided tour which is in English at 2 PM for about 1 hour. You get a full... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

If you go with the Vienna pass you can only go for the trainning session. There were a LOT of people for the training session could not get a seat. For the show was more, worth seeing this magnificent horses if you never seen them. Make sure you walk across and go to see Sisi Museum much better !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We did a guided tour of the Spanish Riding School one afternoon and, although it was expensive for what was quite a short tour, it was thoroughly enjoyable. It lasted just under an hour and during this time a very pleasant and informative guide talked us through the history of the school and explained how it is run today. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

The lippizzaners are amazing. It's a treat to see the show. We got royal box seats which are incredibly expensive for a 1 1/4 hour show and they have an obstructed view. It would be lovely to be able to take one souvenir photo at the end, but alas, no photography allowed. The tour was ok. Learned a lot that... More 

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Address: Address: Michaelerplatz 1 | Hofburg, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: 43 1 222 533 9031
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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.