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Spanish Riding School

The world-famous Spanish Riding School is the training ground for riders and their Lipizzan horses - Europe's oldest breed of horse. It's located between Michaelerplatz and Josefsplatz inside the Hofburg, in central Vienna. The 'Spanish' in the title refers to the Spanish heritage of the horses.

This beautiful building has been an equestrian training center for more than 450 years. Guests can enter and watch these amazing horses learn the ropes and reins, in preparation for their performances in the Winter Riding School (Winterreitschule) in the Hofburg.

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Spanish Riding School
Michaelerplatz 1, 1010, Vienna

Customer reviews

Nov 10, 2018
Spanish Riding School: Morning Training
Superb horsemanship, pleasant music Much to enjoy and admire. Horse and rider great teamwork
Nov 6, 2018
Spanish Riding School: Morning Training
If you horsey don't miss it. As good as the displays. Great to watch the trainers and riders at various levels. Don't miss popping across the road too to see the stable and lads leading them through to the school if your horse mad!!!
Nov 6, 2018
Spanish Riding School: Performances
I knew what to expect, the Spanish Riding School is world famous after all, but it was so much better than I imagined actually being there. Book early because it regularly sells out and arrive early so you can get a choice place to watch from, we arrived 20 minutes before the performance and were lucky to get a spot dead centre.
Nov 3, 2018
Spanish Riding School: Morning Training
Horses going around and around and around. No practising of set pieces - nothing. Just exercising them. People excited in droves. And if you really want to go, ignore the lines, just push to the front. They won't remove you and you'll be ahead of the suckers who bother to get there early.
Nov 2, 2018
Spanish Riding School: Morning Training
Although booking tickets online these tickets do not get you through the turnstiles into the viewing area. You have to collect a turnstile ticket from the ticket desk where ther are long queues. But don’t worry simply take the right hand gateway to the front of the queue and exchange your online ticket for a turnstile ticket which you will also need to EXIT the arena. A wonderful experience for all the family.
Oct 31, 2018
Spanish Riding School: Morning Training
Fantastic experience. We sat and watched for two hours fascinated by the training of all the horses at different levels. We have a teenage daughter who tolerates sightseeing to say the least but she has her own horse and this experience was a fabulous part of our trip! I am sure we will return at some point.
Oct 29, 2018
Spanish Riding School: Morning Training
A pleasant couple of hours watching some magnificent beasts being exercised and coached.
Oct 29, 2018
Spanish Riding School: Architectural Tour
Extremely interesting and you get to see lots.
Oct 26, 2018
Spanish Riding School: Morning Training
Beautiful horses , arena and music !!
Oct 24, 2018
Spanish Riding School: Morning Training
Such beautiful creatures exercising and practising to very relaxing music. Lovely experience.