Federal stud Piber, always worth an excursion, 365 days a year

1st November 2016 until 1st April 2017
Daily guided tours at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Group visits on reservation only

1st April until 31st October 2017
daily from 09:30 am until 05:00 pm.
Stable area is closed between 12 midday and 01:00 pm.
Guided tours at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm;

We also offer Audio Guides in English, Slovenian, French, Italian and Hungarian.



Winter Season: 1st November 2016 to 1st April 2017!

We offer daily stud tours for visitors at 11:00 hrs and 14:00 hrs (also on holidays)

During the one-hour tour (only in German!) you will visit the Lipizzaners in their stables, the farrier as well as the stud’s inner courtyard and the carriage house. After the tour feel free to browse the souvenir shop or visit the cinema.

Meeting point and ticket sale in the souvenir shop also on weekend`s!

In our Souvenir shop we also offer Audio Guides in English, French, Italian, Hungarian and Slovenian.




Experience the Lipizzaner also during the winterseason

Whilst on the guided tour you will have the opportunity to visit the Lipizzaner in their stables, get valuable information at out show farrier and be guided through our carriage Museum. Enjoy a film in our cinema or buy a souvenir in our shop, which will be open 30 minutes before the tour starts.

Watch the newborn foals daring

Watch the newborn foals daring their first steps out in the paddock or in our outdoor enclosure! We expect our first foals for 2016 as from the mid of January! Visitors on the guided tour will have the possibility to watch and admire our new offsprings clumsily, venturing their first frolicking, always under the watchful eye of the broodmare. Daily at 11:00 & 14:00

Foal adventure days

Make a special guided tour, where you will visit the broodmares with their offspring, romping around merrily in the snow, and get to know everything about the rearing of our foals.
Start: 2 pm
Duration: approx. 1,5 hours

Dates 2017: 2nd March, 9th March, 16th March, 18th March, 23rd March, 25th March

Upcoming events

Reservation for groups of more than 20 people:

We offer the possibility for special tours for you and your guests every day between 09:00 hrs and 11:00 hrs or 13:00 hrs and 16:00 hrs. Please book in advance!

Lipizzaner stud Piber in summer 2017

As the only federal stud in Austria, Piber is exclusively authorized to breed the world famous baroque stallions for the performances in the Spanish Riding School of Vienna.

These imperial baroque horses can be admired in all facets of their beauty, whether you`re enjoying guided tours, carriage rides, tournaments or visits of the young colts, playfully practicing peer rivalry on the mountain pastures.

On the premises we also have an exciting playground and adventure path for kids wanting to explore their skills and knowledge of the Lipizzaner horses. Enjoy our broodmares with their offspring during their first few months.

On our daily guided tours you will get an insight into breeding procedures and information about our exceptional form of handling and rearing that we practice here in Piber. We also offer Audio Guides in English, Slovenian, French,
Italian and Hungarian.

Opening hours during summer season:

2nd April until 31st October 2017
Daily from 09:30 am until 05:00 pm.
Stable area is closed between 12 midday and 01:00 pm.
Guided tours (in German) at 10:00 am, 11:00 am,

1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm;





The Lipizzaner has been bred for over 400 years to be the perfect horse for the High School of Classical Horsemanship. But also for carriage driving the Lipizzaner is a world-class horse.

Enjoy a romantic carriage ride through the picturesque surroundings of the stud and the wonderful scenery here in Piber.
A horse-pair or a four-in-hand drawn carriage, from 30 minutes to longer rides,
for enjoying and relaxing, at weddings, engagements etc.

We arrange individual packages:



We offer informative and interesting stud visits for our little horse-addicts.

Come on kids… one two, three and off you go!
Visit the oldest cultural breed of horses with one of our very able guides, in a fun, especially concepted guided tour. She will tell you all about the history and the life of the Lipizzaner, which is an important cultural heritage of Austria.
Approximately 45 foals are born in Piber each year, and they spend the first six months under the watchful eye of the broodmare. Visit our historic riding hall and watch the horses practice their paces. The hoof smith will answer your entire questions, whilst experiencing him in action at one of the oldest professions.
Try your competence as a coachman in our practice area, or attempt yourself as a horseman by saddling and grooming our dummy. Last, but not least we still have our exciting playground and of course our highly recommended adventure path.

The Lipizzaner stud farm is open all year round!
The practice area: Learn all about saddling, grooming, coach driving and the feeding of our horses. (only in summer season)



The exciting and educational path is also accessible with a baby carriage. It documents the life of the little Lipizzaner stallion Neapolitano Sessana. Children can test their horse knowledge with the fun question and answer game! They have to answer a question at each station – if the answer is correct, they get a horseshoe sticker they can put into their horse passport. The horse passport and hobbyhorse are available at the shop.