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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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Beautifully groomed and trained majestic horses

We purchased the ticket at the counter to see the show. The price is high and when we went in we realized that we had to stand behind other people who had purchased tickets for... read more

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was largely a waste of 2hrs. A collection of approx 6 horses at a time trotting around in circles and really not doing much else. I understand that at this time of year the don't do the training - perhaps the admission price should reflect this? Can at least say we've been here, but wouldn't go again

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We purchased the ticket at the counter to see the show. The price is high and when we went in we realized that we had to stand behind other people who had purchased tickets for the seat. No one at the counter mentioned this to us. It was almost the end of September and there was a large crowd so... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although we could not afford the proper show, we did come to the rehearsals on Boxing Day, which is a bit pot luck to what you get to see ( we didn't get to see any formation work on this occasion, although apparently 3 days earlier, this particular set was rehearsed ) But Gosh It Was Good Anyway! Firstly, the... More 

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Boise
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were there for one of the limited Gala events. Very glad that we did the prepaid seating - it seemed a bit awkward for the people that were just finding a position to stand and watch. The performance was excellent and the translator did a great job of sharing the details in English and German. Would recommend for even... More 

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

Dear Horsemom, many thanks for visiting the Spanish Riding School as well as for sharing your impressions. Best regards and hopefully welcoming you again, Team SRS More 

Wales, Uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to get ground floor front row tickets for a performance. (expensive seats but so worth it). The stallions were impressive and though these days there may be better technical dressage elsewhere, the history of this place, the airs above the ground, the unison of the horses working together make this a special experience. The hall itself... More 

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

Dear Visitor, many thanks for your wonderful Feedback! Indeed, horses and riders do a great job in an incomparable ambience. We really love your recognition and your respectful words. I'll pass it on to the riders. Best regards, Andrea Kerssenbrock More 

Port St. Lucie FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Span_Hofreitschule, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Spanish Riding School, responded to this review

Dear Steve! May I kindly ask if you have been in the Morning Exercises? The Lipizzaner stallions do not perfom since January 3rd. Until mid February you can see them only in their training sessions. The Morning Exercises offer an insight into the Training of the riders and their horses - fully trained School stallions as well as grey Youngsters.... More 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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

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

Thank you Erik! Best regards, Andrea More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Dear Zebedee, thank you for taking time and writing down your feedback! Best, Andrea More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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