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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

Jan 8, 2019
Spanish Riding School: Morning Training
Worth seeing these magnificent horses
Jan 7, 2019
Spanish Riding School: Architectural Tour
Really interesting to see and hear about the history of the beautiful building as well as some insight into the breeding of the horses
Jan 3, 2019
Spanish Riding School: Morning Training
Amazing horsemanship, a step back in time
complete with senior riders wearing uniforms from the Napoleonic era.
Dec 30, 2018
Spanish Riding School: Morning Training
Very interesting ,nothing special ! Next time we will try the performance
Dec 27, 2018
Spanish Riding School: English Guided Tour
We had a very good guide to tell us about the school and horses. Unfortunately some of the visitors did not understand or care the that horses are not allowed to be photographed. Other wise we really enjoyed the guided tour
Dec 20, 2018
Spanish Riding School: Morning Training
A fabulous time, and if you are in to horses then I’d say stay for the full 2 hours. We saw jumps as well as regular schooling ... a lovely surprise !
Dec 19, 2018
Spanish Riding School: English Guided Tour
The tour was very interesting ,learnt more interesting history about The Spanish Riding School. Anna guide very good with perfect English.
Dec 14, 2018
Spanish Riding School: Morning Training
Great opportunity to see the horses being schooled. As Dressage rider I loved it, but my non-riding companion thought it was great too. It does get crowded so get there early and wait in line for a seat. Otherwise it is standing room only.
Dec 14, 2018
Spanish Riding School: Morning Training
Nothing to see, very 😔
Dec 12, 2018
Spanish Riding School: Morning Training
A truly wonderful morning spent!