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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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A must for horse lovers

Very interesting place to visit. To watch how these wonderful creatures are trained is fascinating, the hours of work to make these horses what they are must be immense. I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not a horse rider or have any particular interest in horse riding but this is an absolutely incredible place full of history, culture, fun, character, atmosphere and is an unmissable experience. I did the tour of the school before the show and it was very interesting and get to see lots of items and areas all explained well... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting place to visit. To watch how these wonderful creatures are trained is fascinating, the hours of work to make these horses what they are must be immense. I would not normally visit these places but my wife really wanted to and I am pleased that I did. We stayed for about 2 hours just watching the different horses... More 

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Thank John W A P
Bishops Castle, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to see the show a few months ago, picking the tickets up from the box office was very easy, the box office is situated in the riding school building. The school has a few seating options we went for the most comfortable seats that give you the best view. They are actually the only seats that give you... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's important to know what to expect before choosing how to visit this world-class attraction. 1. Morning exercise is really only for horse-lovers, and those with some knowledge of schooling and dressage. If this is you, you will be as enthralled as I was (my second visit, 20 years apart). The session runs from 10 to 12 and you can... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to morning exercise as part of the Vienna Pass. The building is fantastic and impressive however after watching the horses for a short amount of time I felt I had seen enough. It was very repetitive! I am glad I didn't pay full price but enjoyed visiting the riding school.

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Belper, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved this place, I love horses and seeing them on morning exercise was fab! It cost 15 Euros each for my husband and I to attend but it's lovely to watch the horses if you're an animal lover and the place is clean and well kept! Great entertainment for all the family.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We only knew about this place recently, when we watched an episode of Dallas (The Smell of Money) and JR & Bobby visited the riding school. We went on an exercise morning and it cost €15 each to get in, I would recommend staying at one of the lower stalls as the higher ones require you to stand. Make sure... More 

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Trowbridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent show but don't be tempted to book via your hotel. We were offered tickets at over €120 each, we declined and walked up to to the Sisi Museum and booked them ourselves, ( having been told by our hotel that it was full). We paid €20 each for standing room, and enjoyed the experience very much.

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Darwin, Northern Territory
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited the riding school on each of my four visits to Vienna. Each time I have chosen a different experience and have not been disappointed. This latest trip my sister and I did the guided tour. It was fantastic to be able to go behind the scenes and see the horses in their stables, learn about the history... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I am not interested in horses I really enjoyed the tour here! Firstly the indoor arena is really beautiful and our guide Katie was really good and provided us with interesting information about the history of the arena, why it is called the spanish riding school, about how they look after the horses etc. The horses were also great... More 

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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.