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Spanish Riding School

#5 of 104 Concerts & Shows in Vienna Features Animals
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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  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Michaelplatz 1 | Unter der Michaelerkuppel, Vienna 1010, Austria
Inner City
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did the stables tour on the Thursday we arrived, just buying our tickets, €18 each, on the day and waiting an hour until the next tour started. It was very informative indeed with a lovely guide and was super to see the tack room,...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Am sooooo bored that I have stopped watching. Luckily we found seats and my 5 year old is spending time eating pasta. People who are standing must be furious. What a rip off. Horse carriages outside are a nicer watch.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So called royal riding , however don't participate in morning exercise. Student price 10euro, adult 14 euro. A total waste of it

Thank Ying y
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the show with our daughters. Totally enjoyed the wonderful horses. Would recommend booking seats as the standing room area at the back would make it difficult to see the performance as I noticed people standing in front of others.

Thank joanpwilliamson7
Reviewed 3 days ago

Using our Vienna Pass, we were entitled to free standing room tickets. From the standing room area, you can probably only see one quarter of the show, so for the most part we had no clue what was going on, but we really had no...More

Thank DCB95
Reviewed 4 days ago

On weekdays you can buy a ticket to view the training session of the Spanish horses. On their website they do mention that "not all jumps will be practiced". They do not warn you that no jumps are practiced, the horses just walk in circles...More

Thank guus59
Span_Hofreitschule, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Spanish Riding School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest! The morning exercise offers an insight into the training of the riders and their Lipizzans. You can watch the training of both the often grey young stallions and the fully-trained School stallions – our “white stars” – in the beautiful setting of the...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Tough one to rate - I grew up with horses, dad was a breeder and my family competed - I had wanted to see this show for many years. I expected to be "blown away" - it was good, the dressage work by the bay...More

Thank Bill G
Span_Hofreitschule, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Spanish Riding School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Bill, many thanks for taking time to write down your impressions! We appreciate very much going into a dialogue with our guest, especially those who have knowledge about horses. Please let me clarify our position: You have noticed that photographing with phones does not...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Onwards on our Tour and we finally arrive in Vienna. A very early morning dash to the Spanish Riding School - get there by 0830 at the very latest for the 1000 'Exercises with Music' and we were straight in and seated five minutes before...More

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Span_Hofreitschule, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Spanish Riding School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Paterson Gang, thank you for taking time to share your impressions with TripAdvisor community. As you can imagine we appreciate your enthusiasm very much! We hope to welcoming you once more. Best regards, Andrea

Reviewed 6 days ago

We asked at our hotel about visiting the Spanish Riding School and found that there is a morning training session, which starts at 10am. Once at the riding school, you need to buy tickets before you queue (this isn't clear), 15 Euros each, and then...More

Thank Gillian T
Span_Hofreitschule, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Spanish Riding School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Gillian, we are very happy to read your fantastic feedback and hope to welcoming you once more in a performance. The shows started on August 12th, wich means that we offer 6 shows in August allone. The seats at the "end" of the School...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

the show was really good,so glad we decided to see it. The only thing was we paid more by booking online and only had 3 seating/standing choices but when we got there you had more choice and prices differed but you run the risk of...More

Thank 2piggies2014
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19 July 2017|
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Response from Margaret H | Reviewed this property |
it did once when i tried but after a few days it worked
16 July 2017|
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Response from Jace1979 | Reviewed this property |
Allow a hour and a half
Rachel S
16 June 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