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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
Fee: Yes
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 horses

Went to the training session which lasts 2 hours, they do 4 half hour sets with different horses but they tend to do the same thing on each set. The horses dancing is lovely to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I note some reviewers were underwhelmed. As a horseman, I was overwhelmed by the athletic ability and control presented by both riders and horses. The view from above permitted us to see the flying lead changes and other impressive moves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I visited the Spanish Riding School twice during a recent visit to Vienna - for the 'practice' and, then, the 'show'. Some may find the practice session repetitive - 6 groups of 6 horses performing the same activities over 2 hours but it is what it is ... a practice the accompanied by the best of Viennese music! As for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I expected a lot more from this experience based in the price and history. I left disappointed. The horses were indeed beautiful animals and were trained to do many different steps however I was not impressed. If your budget is tight you can skip it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Was a little underwhelmed by the experience, don't get me wrong the horse and riders were incredible skilled and the building its self is amazing, it just seemed a little cold and a little too clinical, value for money it was a thumbs down too, we had great seats (over 130 euros booked in advance) but again we to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I wish I could give the Lipizzaner horse show a better rating but for an expensive show that barely lasted an hour, it was a let-down. Yes, the Lipizzaner stallions were majestic, beautiful and graceful - and the riders on them weren't half-bad either. :) But even though we had great seats that cost 89 Euros each, the show wasn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Went to the training session which lasts 2 hours, they do 4 half hour sets with different horses but they tend to do the same thing on each set. The horses dancing is lovely to watch and the crowd particularly liked it when the horse balanced with rider on their back legs, horses are very well cared for. The palace... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Confusing review title so I'll explain what i mean. I went to this on a recent short trip to Vienna and absolutely loved it. The building is stunning both inside and out. They do regular training sessions that are open to the public, they are two hours long but if you go about half an hout from the end it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We made the decision to only watch the training session, as the show is so expensive. However the training cost us about €25 and we lost interest after about half an hour so it was very pricy. There is no information about what you are watching and not enough seating. If you do get a seat, you are unable to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went to the morning practice to music. Get there early if you want a seat! The skill of the horses and riders was enchanting to watch. We also did the guided tour which was a real insight into the workings of the school and a chance to see and learn about the horses close up

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Arrived half an hour early and so, although we had standing tickets, we were able to choose where to stand - chose platform for raised view and central location. There is strictly no photography allowed. The performance consisted of trainees (we held our breath as the horses were a little frisky), a display of horses moving with rider walking behind... 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.