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“Fantastic value in the cafe”

Spanish Riding School
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile


A must is to visit the cafe whilst at the Spanish riding school as it is tremendous value at 5 euros for sache tore chocolate cake and coffee. Round the corner it costs the same just for coffee and at the sache hotel it will be 15 euros! The staff are pleasant and you can sit outside and watch the horses exercise. A must when visiting the beautiful city of Vienna.

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

You can visit the Spanish Riding School on any weekday morning from 10am -12 noon, it costs 14 Euros and you can stay for the 2 hrs if you wish or you can come out and go in again leter if there are no seats which is ofter the case as it is popular. This is not a performance but the riders putting the horse through their movements for the shows, watchable all the same as horse can be very unpredictable as one or two were whilst we were there. I have to mention the shows I found very expensive, but the morning excercise was just as enjpyable

1  Thank Sheila G
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

We visited Vienna for the soul purpose of seeing the Spanish Riding School and the Lipizzaner horses, and were not disappointed!
We went to the training session in the morning, did a guided tour in the afternoon and a show in the evening. The training session to music is very good, although not everyone takes notice of the NO PHOTOGRAPHY rule which is annoying, as rules are rules!
We arrived for the morning session at 1000 and it was quite busy and finished at 1230.
The guidied tour was split into 2 groups, German speaking and English. this tour lasts around an hour and was very interesting and informative, seeing the stables (No Photos), and the Winter Riding School (Impressive!) There is a very good cafe on site also.
The evening show was truly wonderful, seeing these beautiful horses perform, amazing!
They impressed us so much we will be seeing them at the NIA Birmingham in November 2012 as well.

Thank J F
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Took a daughter and her husband for a show there a couple years ago. Fun stuff. Most seats provide a decent view point. If it's a hot day though, it can get a little toasty inside the arena. Just saying.
During certain times in the summer, the horses go on "vacation" to their summer home north of Vienna, so don't come in July expecting to see much.

Thank spacesaverbob
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

We were wanting to go to a show, but as they are only on the weekend we went to the morning training session instead. There are not that many seats on the 1st level gallery and these had the best view. The practice session is 5 half hour sessions with five or six horses each session undergoing their training. You see the horses going through various steps, backwards, sideways and their 'dancing' step. There were some newer horses learning some of the more difficult steps too. My friend and I enjoyed watching this, despite it not being a true 'show'. If you enjoy seeing the work that goes into the basics of the show, and how they are trained, en this is for you. If you want any tricks then don't bother.

Thank Amanda O
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