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Spanish Riding School

The Spanish Riding School in Vienna with its famous Lipizzan ballet can be experienced live in the baroque ambiance of the Imperial Palace. Admire riding skills of the highest order – from pirouettes to caprioles.

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Horse at the Spanish Riding School during a capriole

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.

Vienna Boys’ Choir meets Lipizzaners

Under the title "A Tribute to Vienna", the Vienna Boys’ Choir has teamed up with the Spanish Riding School. On 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.).

Imperial Palace Overview

Spanish Riding Scool (Spanische Hofreitschule)

Michaelerplatz 1 (Besucherzentrum)
1010   Wien
  • Contacts

  • Prices

    • Cheaper with the Vienna Card
    • Combination ticket "The Treasures of the Emperor" (treasury and morning work at the Spanish Riding School): €22.00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Double swing door 160 cm wide)
      • Ramp 100 cm long,40 cm high
    • Parking spaces Main entrance
      • disabled parking spaces available
        in the Inner Courtyard
    • More information
      • Restrooms with access for disabled persons available.
    • Special offers for disabled persons

      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.

Panorama: Hofreitschule

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