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Tickets for Spanish Riding School: Morning Training

Watch Europe’s oldest horse breed in action

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  Closed
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday:  09:30 - 12:00
Wednesday:  09:30 - 12:00
Thursday:  09:30 - 12:00
Friday:  09:30 - 12:00
Saturday:  Closed
Best time to visit
9:30
Duration
Training session: 2 hours
Highlights
  • See the beautiful and lively Lipizzan horses in action as you witness their morning training in the stunning Spanish Riding School
  • Enjoy a score of classical Viennese music as you watch man and horse work in perfect unison
  • For those who love horses this is a must-see, and for those who love history - the Lippizan is Europe's oldest breed of horse
Description

Experience the magic of the famous Lipizzan or Lipizzaner horses here at Vienna's Spanish Riding School. See the intelligent, lively Lipizzan horses in action as their trainers run them through the haute école or 'high school' of classical dressage - including their spectacular jump kicks. Watch 450 years of Lippizan tradition at work, as horse and rider take to the grounds, accompanied by classical Viennese music.

The Spanish Riding School is one of Vienna's most beautiful buildings, but what's inside is even more beautiful. This ticket gets you into the school to witness the training exercises the world-famous Lippizan stallions do with their trainers. You'll see soothing relaxation exercises (horse yoga?) as well as some of the more rigorous ones too.

You may even see some of the acrobatic School Jumps these horses are known for. They're not practiced every day, but you may get lucky. The whole experience is set to a score of Viennese classical music.

Originally bred by the Habsburgs to act as military steeds and royal mounts, these four-legged show-offs were once stabled in the courtyard of every royal household in central Europe. They're groomed to perfection, love to entertain, and know exactly how to enchant an audience.

With this mesmerizing morning experience you'll get to see some of the 'equestrian ballet' that makes the Lippizan, Europe’s oldest and most graceful horse breed, so revered.

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Instructions
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the cash desk of any of the two main entrances
  • Training last from 10:00-12:00, last admission is at 11:30. Your ticket is valid for the full 2-hour period. The recommended viewing time is between 10-15 minutes
  • Please note that the Spanish Riding School can be busy during morning training, making waiting times longer than usual
Cancellation

Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.

Venue
Address
Spanish Riding School
Michaelerplatz 1, 1010, Vienna
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

Getting There

Metro: U3 to Herrengasse + 5 minutes walking. Please note you can also use the back entrance at Josefsplatz/Tor 2.

Reviews
Nov 10, 2018
Superb horsemanship, pleasant music Much to enjoy and admire. Horse and rider great teamwork
Nov 6, 2018
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 3, 2018
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
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
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
A pleasant couple of hours watching some magnificent beasts being exercised and coached.
Oct 26, 2018
Beautiful horses , arena and music !!
Oct 24, 2018
Such beautiful creatures exercising and practising to very relaxing music. Lovely experience.
Oct 24, 2018
Fantastic experience not to be missed. Get there at 9.15/30 to get a seat. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy! Tiquets experience 100% recommended!
Oct 21, 2018
So crowded. Horses were great.
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