Spanish Riding SchoolCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: Michaelerplatz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria, Vienna
- Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +43- 15339031
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Educational Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids
Spanish Riding School - Review
The Spanish Riding School located in Vienna is a 450 year old traditional riding school especially for Lipizzan horses and also act as a centre for classical dressage. The school is a very popular tourist destination and every year, hundreds of visitors head to Vienna to catch a sight of the public performances and viewings of the training sessions. It is an exhilarating experience to see the majestic horses and their riders perform gracefully and in perfect synchronization.
Spanish Riding School Information
- Children below 3 years of age are not admitted.
- Tickets cannot be booked in advance for Morning Exercise.
Spanish Riding School Ticket Prices
- Adults: 18 Euro
- Senior Citizens (65+) and Students (upto 27 years): 14 Euro
- Children (over 6 years) and Pupils (upto 18 years): 9 Euro
For detailed rates about different shows, seats and combos please refer to official website.
How To reach Spanish Riding School by Public Transport
- By Subway: Herrengasse station is the nearest subway station.
- By Tram: Dr.Karl Renner Ring station is the nearest Light Rail Station.
- By Bus: The Wien Volkstheater (Bellariastrasse) is just a short walk away.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Spanish Riding School
0.65% of people who visit Vienna include Spanish Riding School in their plan
95% of people start their Spanish Riding School visit around 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Spanish Riding School
95% of people prefer walking in order to reach Spanish Riding School
Spanish Riding School Trips
Spanish Riding School, Vienna Reviews
We went to see a morning practice session, which cost 15 euros each. Overall it was a pleasant experience. It wasn't overly crowded and the climate was comfortable for the time we were there. We were able to locate seats in a decent spot. Overall there are only a few locations where seating is the best if you are going to pay to see a performance, but these are 160 euro seats. The horses were well trained and beautiful.
Poorly sold. Event with Vienna boys choir way over priced. If you are not in the middle your view is obstructed. All the way down in the end is the same price as the middle. TERRIBLE. They must fix pricing to reflect reality of seating. Pick the cheap seats or stand up, because on either end of the venue on the sides and you cannot see!! This is a management problem, not a venue problem. We talked to the sales office, called for advice, went to the venue to find the best seats, in the end the giant pillar was all in the way and we were stuck in the corner. Total show length was less than 50 minutes, way too short for a premium price tag!!
We went to the evening show on Friday night. At over 50 euros a ticket it was expensive waste of time. The horses were ridden around in a circle and performed tricks that included appearing on two legs at one point. Overall I wasn’t impressed. I can seen why people in the past would have been but we’ve moved on as a generation and have Netflix now. The sound-system was useless. Two big speakers explaining what was about to appear but this was only up one end so the whole room echoed. Wouldn’t be hard to install a second set the other end. Overall I would recommend you take your 50 Euro walk into a casino, walk to the roulette table and put on red. If you lose you will still have more fun and not wasted as much time.
Most of the reviews here are uneducated. First, auditoriums built prior to the 20th century didn’t have perfect views from every angle like modern day stadiums. Secondly, pictures aren’t allowed because it bothers the horses. If you appreciate horses or even a unique experience, I would highly recommend seeing a performance. While the prices are steep, the standing room for 26 euros each is well worth it. Make sure to show up at least 40 minutes early to get a good standing spot. Highly recommended attraction because of its uniqueness and history.
One of the greatest equestrian places in the world, a must see place for every horse lover. Vienna is one of the cities where you can "taste" the history of the European Society and the Lipizzaner are here an important part of that history. Positive : amazing shows, beautiful stables, beautiful horses, ... a truly magical world. Negative : nothing worth mentioning Suggestions : no