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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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Gentle and beautiful

We watched their morning workout with music. Very crowded initially but soon thinned out. Three floors from which to view the action. We saw younger horses going through their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We watched their morning workout with music. Very crowded initially but soon thinned out. Three floors from which to view the action. We saw younger horses going through their paces and the gentle encouraging way they were trained. Excellent cafe with a selection of traditional dishes and drinks for 5 euros! Bargain!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Take some time out and watch these beautiful horses dance and trot in a gorgeous pavilion. Do not pay for the more expensive front row seats. They are only for standing. The much cheaper "back" row seats have just as good a view and if you get there early, you can get a seat 3 feet from the rail.

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Orillia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Lippenzan Horses and the Spanish Riding School is a wonderful tour. Although you don't see them perform. They don't seem to perform in the summer. Check their website for dates. Still the tour takes you thru the arena and tack room as well as the paddocks where you get to see but can't touch the horses. All in all... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The spectacle was amazing- really felt like royal spectacle! Tip: buy ticket beforehand, then its easy to enter and no waiting lines.

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Warrenton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This has been at the top of the bucket list since I was 12 or so. I am a horse person. I have see the Lippizaners perform in America. To see the best of the best in their own 400 year old Baroque School was beyond special. I have studied all English disciplines so might appreciate the dressage more than... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A lot of money spent to see horses walking! Nobody told us that the real show is on sundays, and we thought that in the morning trainings during the week the jockeys and the horses would at least practice some of the nice tricks. But nothing at all! A real shame, 2 hours completely wasted to see nothing but horses... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went to see the stables and got to see some horses and zoomed in with the camera to take pictures. This was free as we stayed outside the barrier. We didn't see a show in Vienna but I saw these horses in 2006 when they performed at Wembley and they were amazing so I was happy just to see where... More 

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Silver Spring, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I got a Category 11 standing room ticket -- which costs 23 Euros -- just to check out the performance (the website says "Kat 11 PK11 Stehplatz."). The view was much better than I expected. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT VALUE! You can either stand behind the row of seats around the ring, or on steps on the outside with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

You dont need to like horses to enjoy the graceful performance by the stallions. The show is really only a show, but as late as 1938, they were the as much a part of wars as they were in the 1600's. The horses are really not pets, and I found this out while watching the grooms return them to their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visiting this one of its kind Baroque Riding school was a unique experience in itself. It is a 450 year old institution which continues to cultivate traditional horsemanship in the Renaissance style of the haute école. It is Austria's cultural heritage and a Hofburg legacy. We could not see the performance as it was off on days we visited. But... 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.