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Spanish Riding School

Michaelplatz 1 | Unter der Michaelerkuppel, Vienna 1010, Austria
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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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Michaelplatz 1 | Unter der Michaelerkuppel, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife had always wanted to visit the riding school so I treated her with a surprise trip to Vienna. Although I certainly have no ambition to get in the saddle, I was totally in awe of the skills of the riders... a real show...More

Thank MrHappy47
Reviewed 2 days ago

Bought tickets for my family of six for the Tribute to Vienna and since it is only performed 5 times a year; felt lucky to get very good tickets. While the performance was very good; the emcee spoke German and then repeated everything in English....More

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited on my own on the 16th of June for the morning exercise program. I have ridden horses for years and absolutely had to come to see these beautiful horses. I got there a bit later than planned - around 9:30am and the line...More

Thank ckpaoli
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family & I visited the Spanish Riding School in Vienna to watch the Sunday 11am performance. There is an earlier show with cheaper seats that displays the horses being exercised and warmed up but as this is likely to be the only time I...More

Thank Rebecca2222
Reviewed 5 days ago

This famed, historical riding school has been established since the 1700s and it's as palatial and majestic as it was then. The world's only place where centuries of the time-honoured, 'Airs (or School) above the Ground' exists and is strictly adhered to as then. This...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend, if you can, going to a performance at the Spanish Riding School. Make sure to get seats at the front. Do not bother to go if there is only standing room left, as you'll only see half the action.

Thank Paula N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a very interesting place with obviously lots of history to it. A one of a kind place and in central Vienna. There were no performances when we visited.

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good experience but you must get s ground tow seat of in the royal box area other wise you won't see enough. Horses were amazing and skilled riders. Felt bad for people standing up because it costs a lot and they wouldn't have seen...More

Thank Jace1979
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing like I expected, but guess I should have done more research. My wife really enjoyed it, but I was very disappointed. The morning exercise show may have been better, but I don't know for sure. Not allowed to take any pictures during performance.

Thank organizedplanner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is for the morning section: I've been standing here for 1 hour and the only thing the horses have done is walk around with fancy music on the background. Well I guess it's an hour and €10 that I will never get back.

Thank Adrian C
Inner City
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
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Rachel S
We will be in Vienna July 8-10. Are tickets available during that time?
June 16, 2017|
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Response from Bee727 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if the horses are in Vienna at that time as they go home to Slovenia for the summer to have a rest. Best to check on the website
I am planning to visit the school in August with my 9 years old daughter. She loves horses and has experience riding/caring horses. Will go to the morning exercise for sure but wondering if we should book the guided tour. Is the tour in English and what do we get to see during the tour? I tried to get more info from the official website but translation is not done properly and I didn't seem to get full details. Thanks in advance.
June 1, 2017|
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Response from blajevaina | Reviewed this property |
Hallo Yes the privet tour should be book in advance and should have the tickets before the date to save you time Best is to go on the tour after you've visited the Morning training so make sure the times do not overlaps... More
I will be in Vienna from 23-26 June 2017. I know that the Lipizzaners are on vacation starting 17 June. But will any horses still remain in stable in Vienna after the 17th? I would like very much just to see them.
May 15, 2017|
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Response from bbb20152015 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I dont really know, sorry I cant helo u, enjoy your trip 👍👋
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