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Address: Michaelerplatz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: 4343153390310
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the only institution in the world...

The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the only institution in the world which has practiced for more than 450 years and continues to cultivate classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the Haute Ecole - which can also be found on UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity. The performances of the horses trained by this famous equestrian school amazed audiences from all over the world.

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Good tour of the stables (horses on holiday)

We knew that the horses would be away in the alpine meadows when we visited Vienna, so we were delighted to learn that we could still have a guided tour of the beautiful show... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We knew that the horses would be away in the alpine meadows when we visited Vienna, so we were delighted to learn that we could still have a guided tour of the beautiful show arena and also the stables, which was very information, we saw the stables, the saddles and tack - there were a few young horses in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'd avoided this in the past because of the cost and restricted dates - but ended up very happy that my wife insisted on seeing a performance this trip. Entry is by a side door, unless you are in the Royal Box area. The seats were small but our view was terrific, being in the front about one third from... More 

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The most impressive horse stables and arena ever! The horse shows are unlike anything I've ever seen - one of the attractions you cannot see anywhere else! Pure Vienna!

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Thank momsuptoolate
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We attended the summer demonstration show on Sunday July 24 at 11:00 pm after purchasing our tickets for reserved premium seats the previous day. I am 6'3" tall and at the time of booking (at the school's adjacent box office) there was no effort made to show us where our seats were located in the arena nor any mention of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really love horses..,and getting the chance to see a practice it was pretty amazing. Tourists aren't aloud to take pictures inside, but i still have the memories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a very horsey person who used to do a lot of dressage, this represents a long term wish to see the Lippizaners in the grandest riding school building in the World. It did not fail to meet my expectations, despite the fact that the stallions are on holiday in the summer, so you dont get to see the Airs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have dreamed of visiting the actual arena after watching the Disney movie, having visited their performances in the states, and my love of horses... My BB was within walking distances, so I visited the stables daily, but the incredible experience of sitting in this historical arena brought tears to my eyes. I was not disappointed in my dream.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This visit was booked as part of a birthday gift for my husband, for this reason our tickets were pre booked. The month of July gives an insight into the training that takes place with these amazing horses. 'Piber meets Vienna' Brood mares, foals and carriages form part of the display during the morning session. Very informative. It was an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning!!!! Paid for seat on the first level balcony and although there are pillars we had a great view. The horses are beautiful and put on a great show! The venue is stunning. Always wanted to come here and so glad I did. I would highly recommend paying for seats as the people standing would have had poor views, if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit as the horses are excersized every day in the beautiful arena even when they are not performing a show as in August. Very good English announcer and we got to see the fouls and mares running free. Seats from 17 euros. Buy direct not online as.you may pay over the odds. Tickets are available every day except... More 

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