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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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Ranked #39 of 181 Activities in Vienna
Type: Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Classes
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The performances of the horses trained by this famous equestrian...
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Type: Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Classes
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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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We attended the morning training session as there was no performance while we were there. The horses and riders came out in groups of 4-5 at a time, with the more experienced groups going first. As the brochure stated, they don't practice the famous "flying jump" during the practice, but they do practice other moves. We had a great time... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We are on a river cruise. The main attraction we wanted to see were the horses at at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. One of the tours that the cruise company offered was to the Riding School. In the brochure it did say "today you will have about an hour or so, to watch the horses morning training" What... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

There are (2) things you can buy tickets for to get an up-close view of the Spanish Riding School. A morning session where you can view them practicing with the horses and an afternoon tour of the facility that brings you to the stables, riding arena, tackroom and other areas that give you a behind-the-scenes look at how the Riding... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The presentation by the students and masters will impress even those without a riding background. The parterre loge seats are worth the extra cost, as the presentation is made to you. The upper level seat along the sides and back all have a good view, but not 'full on' like the lower seats.

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Europe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

There is nothing that compares to this in the world when it comes to personal equestrian showmanship. For that reason alone, it is a must to visit. However, in the day and age of Cirque du Soleil you will likely be disappointed. The magic lies in the fact that this indoor horse riding school is over a century old and... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The Spanish Riding School is world famous for its performances - the High School of Horsemanship. If you do not get tickets, go to see the daily morning work (Morgenarbeit).

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Vienna, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Quite disappointing if you are not an equestrian enthusiast. The show lasts for about one hour. About 85% of the time, the horses just walk around. Sure, it is a nice atmosphere and the horses are graceful, but that is not why most people come . The special movements performed are few and far between. Moroever, unless you paid a... More 

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München
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

If you like horses you should not miss the performance. It is worth the money. The seats on the side are fine and actually if you want to be close to the horses they might even be the best. The only annoyance were ruthless people who did not want to spend the money for seats, but were leaning over you... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The performance by the famed Lipizzaner stallions of the Spanish Riding School was an absolute highlight of our visit to Vienna. It was not inexpensive - nothing is when having to convert from Euros to South African Rand ! - but it was worth every cent. The horses performed a variety of movements in the beautiful Baroque hall of the... More 

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Raymond Terrace, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My second visit to the Spanish Riding School, and this visit was as good as my first. As an equestrian myself I am full of awe and amazement at the effortlessness of the horses and their riders. It fills me with inspiration and motivation to improve my own riding skills. If you are into horses (and indeed dressage) you will... More 

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