Experience the famous Lipizzaner horses in the royal ambience of the Imperial Palace.
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The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the only institution in the world where the classic equestrian skills (haute école) has been preserved and is still practiced in its original form. Many years of training fuse horse and rider into an inseparable unit. The audience is treated to an unforgettable experience by the precision of movement of the Lipizzan horses in perfect harmony with the music.
In the course of gala performances, visitors experience unique presentations of the Lipizzans in the most beautiful riding hall in the world, which was impressively outfitted by baroque architect Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach between 1729 and 1735. It was originally built to provide aristocratic youths with the opportunity to take riding instruction.
On 26 June 2015, the Spanish Riding School celebrates the 450th anniversary of its first mention with a grand gala on Heldenplatz.
Morning training with music gives a good impression into the training program of the White Stallions; the guided tours include visits to the stables.
Dates for performances and morning training as well as information on how to obtain tickets at www.srs.at.
The Vienna Boys' Choir are once again set to collaborate with the Spanish Riding School in 2015: In "A Tribute to Vienna”, Lipizzaners and choir boys perform alternately with highlights of their program. Dates for 2015: 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 19 June, 4 September, 11 September, 18 September (at 7.00 pm).
All dates in our event database
The café at the Spanish Riding School invites you to enjoy coffee and culinary delicacies from Tuesdays to Sundays (9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.).
Guided tour for the visually impaired on request.
Wheelchair seats for the morning exercise and the tours by request.
Program information, prices and availability on request.
Children under the age of 3 are not allowed to attend performances.
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