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“Not worth the money”

Spanish Riding School
Ranked #21 of 109 Concerts & Shows in Vienna
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Fee: Yes
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 5 weeks ago via mobile

A bit overhyped. You are on a balcony watching 4 horses walking round an area and occasionally they break into a trot. I appreciate there's a lot of skill involved in what they do but you don't see this at this visit. I suppose if you're into horses you would appreciate it more.

Thank annamurphy2011
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Span_Hofreitschule, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Spanish Riding School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, we are very sorry that you are not so much "into horses". Otherwise your rating might be well-founded. Kind regards, Andrea

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"morning exercise"
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"training session"
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"love horses"
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"beautiful horses"
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"tack room"
in 71 reviews
"horse lover"
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"stable tour"
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"royal box"
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"young horses"
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"horses perform"
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"piber meets vienna"
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"riding hall"
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"lipizzaner stallions"
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

Exorbitantly expensive, the only thing to see is just the horses walking around and trotting a bit. The most interesting thing that happened was when one of the horses pooped.

Thank Kabir S
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

We really enjoyed the tour of the riding stables and saw the horses up close and personal (no cameras or touching allowed in stables but ok in tack room and Winter Garden). Guide was great and answered all questions. No to be missed for horse lovers.

Tip: reserved tickets online 3 mos prior as limited # per tour.

1  Thank CATHERINE S
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

We very much enjoyed the impressive performance by the horses and their handlers.

It was fascinating to see the elegant Lipizzan horses, being aware of the ties in the past between the Habsburgs in Austria and Spain.

Equally interesting was the fact that one of the original studs used for breeding was apparently called Lipizza, thus crowning the pedigree with its enduring moniker.

Thank permia
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

The stallions were not in residence so went to morning exercise. Tickets were easy to purchase at the ticket office. My wife like this better because they brought out mates and babies. Well worth the 17 euros.

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Span_Hofreitschule, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Spanish Riding School, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Dear Guest, we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit in the Spanish Riding School. Kind regards, Team SRS

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