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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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The show was slow, not spectacular- the surrounding spectacular - I have seen the same show in the USA and it was much better

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Port St. Lucie FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The show was slow, not spectacular- the surrounding spectacular - I have seen the same show in the USA and it was much better

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must if you visit Vienna. We did the morning show and also the afternoon tour. Both were interesting

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have always wanted to visit the Spanish riding school in Vienna and it really did not disappoint,we went to the morning exercise which lasts around two hours and is such good value for money. You are unable to take photos and even having a phone in your hand prompted the staff to keep a suspicious eye on you but... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booking early is highly recommended. We booked tickets in August for December 31st and still couldn't book four seats together. We managed to get three seats on level 2 and one standing ticket. In the event, we all ended up standing whenever the horses were performing, as the balustrade on level 2 obscures the view unless you stand. We did... More 

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

Dear Visitor, many thanks for sharing your experiences. We are really glad to read your feedback! Best regards, AK More 

Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lippizan rider in 1954. When I lived in Germany for a few years, in 1954, I had dressage lessons on a Lippizaner from an old German cavalry officer in a small Bavarian town. I am now 70 years old. It is the memory that has lasted a lifetime. I also saw them perform, around that time, when we visited Vienna.... More 

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

Dear Kentsanta, we are looking forward to welcoming you in the Vienna Riding School and we are hoping you will have an unforgettable time! Best, Andrea Kerssenbrock More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to a morning exercise session and were mesmerised by the beautiful horses in beautiful surroundings for about an hour. The session lasts for 2 hours but it was too cold for us to stay any longer. Wrap up warm it's not much warmer than outside! The cafe is great for coffee and apple strudel to warm up on... More 

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

Dear Amanda, thank you for your kind feedback although the temperatures, which we have to keep low for the horses. Best regards, Andrea More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the exercise session. Got there at 9.30 for the 10 am start. Later and the queues were out of the door. Mix of young horses and older ones. Dont expect the more elaborate moves - jumps etc. These are saved for the expensive performances. lasts 2 hours.

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

Dear Amanda, many thanks for your feedback! As the morning exercises are training sessions for the stallions you never know what you will see. If you are very lucky you will see jumps as well, but it depends on the daily situation. Best regards, Andrea More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for the tour - I've never had much to do with horses and only ridden one once but I thought this was really interesting. The school is steeped in history and it made we want to get some horse riding lessons! We took the English tour - the guide was lovely, extremely knowledgeable and patient when people were... More 

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

Dear Anna, we feel glad about your kind words! I will forward your feedback to the guide as well. Best, Andrea More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a dressage rider, this was a bucket list item for me. Hard for me to honestly review from the point of view of someone who doesn't know much about horses, but my husband does not ride and really enjoyed it. What they are doing takes years of work and I really can't relate to any reviews about the performances... More 

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

Dear Madame! We are delighted that you enjoyed the exercises in that way - the more as you are riding dressage as well. Many thanks for your wonderful feedback! Sincere, Andrea Kerssenbrock More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just prior to attending, we saw a good show on PBS that showed all the years that go into training these horses. Seeing that, loving horses in the first place and a familiarization with dressage all made attending this training a very special opportunity for us. We really enjoyed it.

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

TwofromLA, we are happy to read that you enjoyed our Lipzzaner and there riders! We would be glad to welcome you again sometimes. Best regards, Andrea More 

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