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Spanish Riding School

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Address: | Unter der Michaelerkuppel, Vienna, Austria
Phone Number:
43153390310
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Visited as part of our holiday. Unfortunately we were not in Vienna over a weekend so could not see an actual performance, opting instead to go for morning practice with music and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to the Spanish Riding School morning exercise as it is one of the top attractions in Vienna. It's worth a visit just for the beauty of the building, but there was no display or anything remotely exciting - it was just the horses being exercised by their riders accompanied by some intermittent commentary and I'm afraid to say... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found this to be very interesting and stayed the whole two hours BUT only because we had previously been to Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire (I think!) where we watched a demonstration of something similar and all the horse moves were explained. Without this prior knowledge we would have been quite bored as there is little explanation from the compère... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited as part of our holiday. Unfortunately we were not in Vienna over a weekend so could not see an actual performance, opting instead to go for morning practice with music and the afternoon tour. Quite pricy considering the length of tour and the fact that the morning is 'practice' and not a performance. But nevertheless an enjoyable experience that... More 

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Span_Hofreitschule, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Spanish Riding School, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, thank you for providing your recommondation! Best regards, Team SRS More 

Waco, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When I was 9, I read Marguerite Henry's book "The White Stallion of Lipizza", and I've wanted to visit the Spanish Riding School and Vienna ever since. For my 40th birthday, my mom and sisters agreed to go with me. As the trip neared, I started to get nervous because I worried that it wouldn't live up to 31 years... More 

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Span_Hofreitschule, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Spanish Riding School, responded to this review

Dear Guest, first of all I want to thank you very much for taking time to write down your impressions in this detailed manner. We are really excited to get such enthusiastic feedback and I will do my best to communicate it within the team. Hope to welcome you again! Best regards, Andrea More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Madame and I had heard a great deal about the Spanische Hofreitschule, of course, and are fortunate enough to visit Vienna on business a few times a year. Two years ago she saw one of the morning exercise/training sessions and, being quite knowledgeable and experienced as regards horses, really enjoyed the visit. We went back during this visit for a... More 

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Span_Hofreitschule, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Spanish Riding School, responded to this review

Dear Visitor! We want to thank you vera much for taking time to write down your impressions in this detailed manner. We hope to welcoming you and Madame in the Spanish Riding School some day again. Best regards, Andrea Kerssenbrock More 

Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction was included in our Vienna Pass and we really enjoyed watching the theses beautiful white horses go through their routines. Well worth the visit.

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Span_Hofreitschule, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Spanish Riding School, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, thank you very much for taking time to send this kind feedback! Best regards, Andrea Kerssenbrock More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had second row seats on the ground level so got a really close up view of the beautiful stallions. Don't expect this to be like dressage in the Olympics - it definitely isn't, but it is a spectacle that you won't forget. Definitely worth seeing

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Span_Hofreitschule, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Spanish Riding School, responded to this review

Dear Sara, thank you very much for taking time to come back with your impressions! Looking forward to see you again, Andrea Kerssenbrock More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply stunning setting watching an incredible bond between horse and rider. This has to be on your list of must visit locations in Vienna.

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Span_Hofreitschule, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Spanish Riding School, responded to this review

Thank you, David! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The amazing Spanish riding school is a must when in Vienna , the building is aesthetically pleasing to the eye and so wonderful.The horses and riders were fantastic and it was a childhood dream come true for me to see them, i made some purchases at the shop to remind me of my dream visit when i returned home ,... More 

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Span_Hofreitschule, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Spanish Riding School, responded to this review

Dear Susan, we are delighted about your words! Thank you for taking time to share your impressions. Best, Andrea More 

York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited during the week in January so weren't able to book to see a show. However, we emailed in advance and was able to reserve two tickets to the morning show and then in the afternoon the tour. The morning rehearsal has a brief guide to talk about some of the facts of the school and the horses complete... More 

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Span_Hofreitschule, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Spanish Riding School, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, many thanks for sharing your impressions! Hope to see you again. Best, Team SRS More 

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