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The first

Press Release, November 28th, 2019

The first CHRISTMAS MARKET IN THE COURTYARD OF THE STABLES of the Spanish Riding School opens its doors in the heart of Vienna’s city center.

 A spectacular Advent-event will be launched in the famous Lipizzaner horses’ stables December 1st, 2019.

A sparkling and colossal PEGASUS statue with a wingspan of approx. 10 meters and a length of 5 meters, created by artists of “Art for Art” and inspired by the white stars of the Spanish Riding School themselves, floats over the covered courtyard of the renaissance stable castle. An impressive, elegant, circular white bar represents the culinary center of the Christmas market.

Culinary delights and handcrafted goods of local manufacturers from Lower Austria are presented in consonance with the beautiful Renaissance atmosphere. Local celebrities offer a varied program, including readings and musical performances.

The official presentation of the recently created “Spanische Hofreitschule Cake” marks one of the highlights and will be available at the christmas market, the Spanish Riding School’s local shop and through its online store.

Finally, what counts the most, the famous Lipizzaner stallions represent the crowning glory of this magical Advent-event by being permanently present and observing the ongoing action from their outdoor stalls of the stables. They will guarantee “Advent in the Stable Castle” to become a unique and unforgettable experience.

Opening hours:  Dec 1st 5pm – 10pm
'from Dec. 2nd – Jan. 5th, daily from 3pm to 9pm
Free access
Address: Inner Courtyard of the Stable Castle, Reitschulgasse 2, 1010 Vienna


Program: Lesson “My Christmas story”

Robert Steiner              Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 6pm
Adi Hirschal                  Thursday, Dec. 5th, 6pm
Erich Schleyer              Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 6pm
Flashmob Choral           Saturday, Dec. 14th, 6pm
Maya Hakvoort             Sunday, Dec. 15th, 6pm
Fifi Pissecker                Friday, Dec. 20th, 6pm


NÖ - „So schmeckt Niederösterreich“:

Dirndl Haus, Wachauer Safranmanufaktur, Siwis Sanddorn, Hackls Marille, Bio Imkerei Loidl, Getränke Dollfuss, Heide, die Retterin der Schwedenbomben, Die Spanische Hofreitschule Torte, Die Spanische Hofreitschule, Agrana Zucker, Kuchlerhaus, Die Maßliebchen – Unikate aus Meisterhand, Prenner Beerenkultur


Contact Press:

Anna Georgiades
Head of Communications & International Affairs
Tel.: +43 664 822483

With tanks to our partners

Anna Georgiades
Anna Georgiades

Anna Georgiades


Tel.: + 43 664 8224835