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Spanish Riding School

MYPERFECTDAY in Vienna: Spend an imperial day with Hannah, "Bereitanwärterin".

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.

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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. Since December 2015, the horsemanship of the Spanish Riding School has been classified as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.

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

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.).

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Spanish Riding School (Spanische Hofreitschule)

Michaelerplatz 1 (Besucherzentrum/Visitor Center)
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -11%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Discount is valid on the training. Reduced ticket only available on site.

      Seated: Standard ticket price: 18 € (Savings: 2 €) /
      Standing place: Standard ticket price: 16 € (Savings: 2 €)

  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 09:00 - 16:00
  • Accessibility

    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        in the Inner Courtyard
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Request for wheelchair spaces at morning exercises, tours or performances (prices and availability) must be made by email:

Children under the age of 3 are not allowed to attend performances.

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