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Spanish Riding School

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Michaelplatz 1 | Unter der Michaelerkuppel, Vienna 1010, Austria
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US$ 18.65*
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Spanish Riding School: Morning Exercise Entrance in Vienna
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US$ 48.50*
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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 good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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“morning exercise” (254 reviews)
“horse lovers” (88 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Michaelplatz 1 | Unter der Michaelerkuppel, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Riders and horses were so good - I had reservations about going to this event and I still wonder if the horses really like it - but the performance was excellent - I enjoyed it very much.

Thank Ellis1940
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour guide was very well informed, read and experienced on the horses and the history behind all these. The actual 'contact' with the horses was rather insignificant. One could read all the info of the guided tour online.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on an hour long tour. The tour guide was amazing. I would recommend going on the tour prior to seeing the performance. The tour took us through various parts of the school including the stables and the winter and summer training spaces. The...More

Thank Globalfriend8
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been told that this is a "must see" in Vienna. So I persuaded the other 2 couples with us to attend the morning training session (at 15 euros each), and we were all bored after only 10 minutes. I had expected it to...More

Thank 28HBS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you are not an expert about horses you will not fail to enjoy this 70 minute show. Slightly confusing to know which entrance to use, there are different ones depending on where you are sitting. The building is beautiful and the school itself...More

Thank happyh0lidays57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not go unless you have a the Vienna Pass or some kind of inclusive ticket. It's really not worth it if you have to pay the full ticket price of €15 just to see the horses do their morning exercises. You can catch this...More

Thank Melanie T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked tickets before we went to the Friday morning show. I'm glad we did as the queue to buy tickets was long and we just walked up and picked ours up from the desk. The show was fully booked. 70+ minutes of first class...More

Thank ChrisDavid55
Span_Hofreitschule, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Spanish Riding School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, we are pleased to read your enthusiastic Feedback! Thanks for recommendation and all the best, Andrea Kerssenbrock

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We purchased a tour through Viking river cruises at $99 each, and were under the impression, as were other passengers, we would view the horses in action. Not a formal show, but at least at practice. That didn't happen. We toured the stables, and viewed...More

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Span_Hofreitschule, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Spanish Riding School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, we are very sorry to read this! I understand very well that you are disappointed. It might be more use ful to tell the Company how disappointing the trip has been. We would be happy to welcome you one day again for watching...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing riding school located in the most beautiful indoor riding ring in the world! The horses are beautiful and incredible to watch! We were able to witness piaff, passage, cabriole, levade, flying lead changes. We went to the morning practice and stayed the entire...More

Thank Tiffany T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The morning exercises are part of the training time for the stallions. During the time allotted, there are different ages/abilities of stallions training with their trainers. Obviously, the older more trained stallions do more than the younger ones. So, make sure you get there in...More

Thank Laura P
Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards
Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks
such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera),
Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral)
and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’
former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as
Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse
and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The
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3 January 2018|
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Response from belgaicas | Reviewed this property |
You can’t book a seat - it is ‘first in best dressed’ which means get to the front of the queue and you will get a seat at the morning exercises. If you are at the back of the queue there will be no seats left and you will... More
John S
30 December 2017|
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Response from CHRISWBI | Reviewed this property |
Doors open approx 10am. You are seated for approx 20 min before performance to take in the beauty of the arena.
30 December 2017|
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Response from geminiBristol | Reviewed this property |
We also went for the exercise session in the morning, not the Grand Performance. We were 45 minutes early, and nearly at the front. We got seats at the far end and had a good view, but I thought that we would have had a... More