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Spanish Riding School

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Address: | Unter der Michaelerkuppel, Vienna, Austria
Phone Number: 43153390310
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09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
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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- you should first take the tour - the guided one - and than see the performance . Because you will better understand the show

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Perth, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to watch the Lipizzaner stallions doing their morning exercise. I would have .iked to see a performance but these only take place at the weekends. As the name suggests it is excercise, not a show, as some people seem to expect. It consists of four half hour sessions during which riders, wearing the traditional riding school costume, exercise... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for morning exercises and a guided tour. They complimented each other perfectly as after the exercises we had lots of questions all of which were answered in the tour. I've ridden all my life and was in awe of their horsemanship skills and the bond between horse and rider. We saw many of their skills on show during... More 

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Thank Claire W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

- you should first take the tour - the guided one - and than see the performance . Because you will better understand the show

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Thank Andreea P
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a long awaited visit to the Spanish Riding School and the displays by horse and rider were the epitome of discipline, training and enjoyment for both. The setting alone is worth the visit but I was disappointed to pay €109 for a box seat to have about 20% of the arena in blind spots.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While this is a must see because of the beauty and precision of the riding, two thoughts: 1.. reserve your seats EARLY before the day of show AND 2.. reserve first level seats (NOT top level).

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This equestrian venue is second to none as an experience and totally unforgettable. The environment is exceptional as are the riding displays available to view! The main displays are in the afternoon and very expensive. The afternoon seating puts the audience up above the level of the horses which is strange to begin with but one can really appreciate the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The restrained coil energy of their moves seems like a preview / trailer of what their power could be, like a tease. Hopefully they get to run freely sometimes. Had been to the Sissi museum the previous day and even tho these are stallions felt they could've been named Sissi I, II, III, etc. Do they get day-long luxurious cognac... More 

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Milford, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was fortunate enough to be in Vienna in both April and November of 2016. Each time, I was able to walk into the SRS and get a front row ticket to a Sunday performance. Although a bit expensive, the performances are top-notch. The building is beautiful and full of history. In April, I took the tour of the stables.... More 

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Warrington, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read previous comments about this and if you're not a rider I totally get this would be very boring. If you are a rider..or just someone who appreciates the total beauty of these horses and the commitment that goes into the training of them,then 2 hours will fly by. If you do stick it out to the final... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of time on introductions / commentary in German and then English. Beautiful building and interesting history but I considered show to be out of date and set to poorly amplified music. I am not a horse expert but they seemed over-managed and quite stressed. Overall some horses doing their morning exercises - I have seen my niece do... More 

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