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Spanish Riding School

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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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“morning exercise” (243 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Michaelplatz 1 | Unter der Michaelerkuppel, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked the tour which was fantastic. It was a real insider view of the school, the horses and what it takes to be a rider. You get to get up close to the horses inside the stables although you cannot take photos or touch...More

Thank livinglifetothefull1
Reviewed 3 days ago

We expected a few others to be there watching the exercise, not the queues of hundreds we encountered. The entrance system was quick and efficient. You got a seat if you were very early, otherwise you stood and might have to walk up many stairs...More

Thank mongoose57
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were in Vienna for a few days but missed out on a full performance. I had always wanted to visit this so we purchased tickets to the morning exercise. It did not disappoint - beautiful horses, clever riders and 452 years of history. We...More

Thank belgaicas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have wanted to see this for years! We did the morning exercise show which runs from 10am till 12am Mon to Fri 15 euros per person, they change the horses every 30mins and you can come and go as you like. there is also a...More

1  Thank Mingles M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

World famous Spanish Riding School at Michaelerplatz has performances throughout the year. Book to see the exercise sessions 10 - 12pm and /or a guided tour. These are in English and German

Thank tyersjean93
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hello, this is a must do bucket list thing, the whole experience is fantastic, the atmosphere was fantastic and the level of the display showed what a fantastic level of understanding there was between the horses and their riders. Unfortunately no photography is allowed so...More

Thank NigelG277
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I have seen the Spanish riding school Lipazaners several times when they have been on tour, I have always wanted to attend a performance at the Riding hall in Vienna. Last summer, that dream was fulfilled, when, with a group of friends who attended...More

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

Dear Guest, thank you for this wonderful memories of your visit. We wish you a wonderful Christmas time! All the best, Andrea Kerssenbrock

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a family group of nine. I purchased tickets to the 11:00 a.m. Saturday performance several months prior to our visit. We sat in the first row. Must allow plenty of time to find seats and proper entrance. A very enjoyable and beautiful performance....More

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Span_Hofreitschule, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Spanish Riding School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, thank your for your recommendation! We wish you all a wonderful Advent time. Sincere, Andrea Kerssenbrock

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The morning show is exactly what it is - Lipizzaners are being exercised by their horsemen - no music, no special tricks, no effects. Still it is worth the money (beware of the cold building during the winter months), as you can see both the...More

Thank Milen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit is past the performance season so we took the "Behind the Scenes" tour. This was still great. We were taken into and toured the complete Performance Arena with a very personal guide showing us the full building. We toured the outside paddocks and...More

1  Thank chinhome
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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29 November 2017|
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Response from Lee W | Reviewed this property |
Getting tickets is not a problem. You can just stroll in at any time up until the exercise is finished and get one and get in BUT if you want to have an unobstructed view get there early. The early birds who get the seats... More
26 October 2017|
Response from Deborah F | Reviewed this property |
I was able to use my VISA to buy tickets online - however, I noticed that in a few parts of Vienna and in Italy, VISA was not accepted. When I asked the shop clerks they (all three times) said it was because they had had... More
25 October 2017|
Response from Span_Hofreitschule | Property representative |
Dear Guest, both seats are premium. The Parterre seats are in front of the arena and the Gallery is above on the long side. The view everwhere good.
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