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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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Beautiful place and beautiful horses

Unfortunately when I was in Vienna the stallions were on their summer break so I was unable to attend a show but I did a tour of the SRS instead. It was interesting learning the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent experience for everyone and anyone who loves horses! Just seeing the horses 'dance' is incredible. I could sit there for the whole day.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I would love to see the other performance but the Piber meets Vienna show is uninspiring and uninspired with a few horses prancing and galloping about. Unless you just love looking at horses, spend the hour doing something else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Can someone who's been to the Spanish School Of Riding tell me what the differences are in the performances? I gather the 'Piber meets Vienna' is the colts (as the stallions are on a summer break), but the other main performances are listed as Cat 1, Cat 2 and Gala! Does anyone know the difference and can tell me more... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Frustrated at visiting Vienna when the stallions are taking their Summer break? Don't despair. The program titled "Piber meets Vienna" is a really wonderful replacement. Piber is the Riding School's stud farm in another part of Austria. When the stallions are having their Summer break, the School now brings a number of its brood mares to Vienna. They provide a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately when I was in Vienna the stallions were on their summer break so I was unable to attend a show but I did a tour of the SRS instead. It was interesting learning the history of the school and the buildings and getting an inside look at life for the stallions in the stables as well as the dedication... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We had a private function in one of the rooms, which was huge and spectacular. Such an elegant building, you must see it if you can.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was excellent. You think you've seen it on TV but like many things it is much better to be there, Tickets easily obtained through their website and reasonably priced. We bought the cheaper tickets and still had a great view as here is only one row of seats upstairs

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My group went to an afternoon tour, so I should say right up front, you might not get to see the Lipizzaners in action. We didn't. Still, that didn't disappoint me because the rest of the tour is really incredible regardless! As one of those kids who was absolutely obsessed with horses as a kid, I had read all about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went to piber meets Vienna which was exhibition of young lippizaners including brood mares and foals. Showed the horses being used to pull carriages as well as being ridden. This was not a haute ecole show but gave an excellent insight into the lippizaners as a breed in the beautiful riding school.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a non-event. Don't waste your time or money to watch a couple of horses riding around attached to carriages, running loose or with their foals. Absolute shame that they dare to charge good money for this kind of thing.

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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.