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.
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.
Under the title "A Tribute to Vienna", the Vienna Boys’ Choir has teamed up with the Spanish Riding School. On eight selected dates between 18 October 2013 and 5 December 2014, highlights of the ballet of the White Horses will be shown in alternation with musical offerings by the most famous boys’ choir in the world.
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.
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