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Welcome to the Spanish Riding School

Experience the high school of classical horsemanship in perfect harmony.

The Riding School

Discover the performances of the
Spanish Riding School

The world-famous performances by the Lipizzans – the Ballet of the White Stallions – take place in the unique, baroque Winter Riding School at Hofburg Palace, built under
Charles VI.

These performances are the result of years of training for the rider and their Lipizzans.
From the young, boisterous stallions to the fully trained School Stallions,

they enchant the audience with their performance in the School Quadrille, in the Schools on and above the ground and on the Long Rein.

This atmosphere and the accompanying classical Viennese music make the wonderful presentation by the rider and their Lipizzans even more enjoyable.

Performance Vienna

Duration: appx. 70 Minutes/ 45 Minutes
Next Event: 24.05.2024 | 11.00 hrs

from 26,00
from EUR 26,00
Training Spanische Hofreitschule

Morning Exercise

Dauer: 1 hour
Nächste Veranstaltung: 23.05.2024 | 10.00 hrs

from 17,00
from EUR 17,00

Guided Tour Vienna

Dauer: appx. 1 hour
Nächste Veranstaltung: 22.05.2024 | 16.00 hrs

from 23,00
from EUR 23,00

Insights into the Spanish Riding School

The Training

The Training offers you an insight into the exercises of the riders with their Lipizzaners. You will see both the exercise of the often still grey young stallions and the fully trained school stallions - our "white stars" - in the imperial setting of the baroque Winter Riding School, accompanied by classical Viennese music.

The Training of the horses includes relaxation exercises, the refinement and perfection of lections, as well as the targeted strengthening of muscles. To keep the horses motivated the famous Schools above ground, which are presented during the performances, can be seen only sometimes at the Training.

Each stallion group is exercised according to its different training level up to High School lections.



A Guided Tour - Take a look behind the scenes of the Spanish Riding School

in an exlusive tour of the Spanish Riding School you will visit the unique baroque Winter Riding School, the Summer Riding School with one of the world’s largest oval horse walkers and the stables of the Lipizzan stallions, which have been housed in the Stallburg (one of
Vienna’s most prominent Renaissance building) for more than 450 years. You will see the various locations that make up the special charm of our historic institution and you will learn about our history, equestrian traditions and about our stars – the Lipizzan stallions!

Architectural Tours Vienna

Duration: appx. 80 minutes
Next event: 25.05.2024 | 15:30 Englisch/English

from 25,00
from EUR 25,00

Guided Tour Vienna

Duration: appx. 1 hour
Next event: 22.05.2024 | 16.00 hrs

from 23,00
from EUR 23,00

Further events

Performance Vienna

Next event: 24.05.2024 | 11.00 hrs

Morning Exercise

Next event: 23.05.2024 | 10.00 hrs

Architectural Tours Vienna

Next event: 25.05.2024 | 15:30 Englisch/English

from EUR 25,00

Guided Tour Vienna

Next event: 22.05.2024 | 16.00 hrs

from EUR 23,00
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