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Vienna: Spanish Riding School Training

Vienna: Spanish Riding School Training

Visit the Spanish Riding School of Vienna and observe the horses during their training. In the magnificent setting of the baroque Winter Riding Academy, the training offers an insight into the years of training of the Lipizzaners and their riders. The morning exercise of the horses is accompanied by classical Viennese music. The Training includes relaxation exercises, refining and perfecting movement, and strengthening certain muscles. The famous school jumps levade, courbette, and capriole, which are shown as part of the performances by the Spanish Riding School, are not practiced on a daily basis and can only sometimes be seen during the morning exercise. The white Lipizzaner stallions are put through their paces by their riders almost every day. The primary objective of the morning exercise is to maintain the horses’ athleticism and health, as well as to build up various muscle groups that are necessary for performing the exercises of the haute école.

Vienna Spanish Riding School Guided Tour

Vienna Spanish Riding School Guided Tour

Vienna’s Spanish Riding School has been in continuous operation for more than 450 years. It continues to cultivate classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the Haute Ecole. On an exclusive 55-minute behind-the-scenes tour, visit the Winter Riding School, a gem of Baroque architecture, the Summer Riding School which houses the world’s largest oval horse walker and the stables in the Stallburg. The Stallburg is Vienna’s most significant Renaissance building, and features an arcade courtyard and the historical stables of the Lipizzaner stallions. Learn about the history of the equestrian tradition and about the Lipizzaner stallions, who are the stars of the establishment.

Performance Of The Lipizzans At Spanish Riding School

Performance Of The Lipizzans At Spanish Riding School

Enjoy the Ballet of the White Stallions at 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. The Spanish riding school is the only institution in the world which has practiced classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the Haute Ecole for more than 450 years. From the young, boisterous stallions to the fully trained School Stallions, they enchant the audience with their performance of breathtaking excercises such as caprioles, Levade and many more. The physique and grace of Lipizzans are ideally suited to the High School of Classical Horsemanship. They are Europe's oldest horse breed. The exercise and preservation of the High School of Classical Horsemanship are some of the core tasks carried out by the Spanish Riding School which is inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. A particularly atmospheric lighting concept was developed by renowned multimedia artist André Heller for the performances in the most beautiful riding arena in the world. This atmosphere and the accompanying classical Viennese music make the wonderful presentation by the rider and their Lipizzans even more enjoyable. The 1.5-hour Gala Performance includes live moderation, the Standard Performance is 70 minutes long, and the Tribute to Vienna performance lasts for 2 hours.

Vienna: Skip-the-Line Sisi Museum, Hofburg and Gardens Tour

Vienna: Skip-the-Line Sisi Museum, Hofburg and Gardens Tour

No lines, no hassle as our group tour takes you inside the Sisi Museum, Imperial Apartments, courtyards and gardens of the Hofburg Imperial Palace Complex. With skip-the-line tickets and a 5-Star Licensed Guide, all guests can enjoy a high quality experience with easy-to-understand commentary in only 1 language. Discover the imperial heritage of Vienna in a nutshell! Book a 2,5-hour group tour of Hofburg Palace and Gardens with a Professional Guide. With pre-booked timed tickets, our guests can save time and skip the lines to the Sisi Museum and the Imperial Apartment at Hofburg. Inside the imperial palace, we will visit the private bedrooms, salons and offices of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, Elisabeth ""Sisi"" of Bavaria and see the world-famous collection of Sisi’s personal items. We will also venture out into the inner courtyards, see the buildings of the world renowned Spanish Riding School and admire the numerous statues and fountains of Heldenplatz and Burggarten. You'll be surprised how much the Hofburg Palace complex still has to offer the people of Vienna as a treasure trove of Austrian history and cultural heritage.

Vienna: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Vienna: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

See Vienna's historic and modern highlights on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour with audio commentary. Choose between a 24-hour or 48-hour pass to suit your schedule. All tickets include a Self-Guided Audio Tour. Additionally, you can choose a Guided City Walking Tour, Danube River Cruise, or a trip on the historic Giant Ferris Wheel. Experience "Old Vienna's" landmarks including the Opera House, Museum Quarter, Hofburg Palace, Parliament, Town Hall, and the Danube Canal. The City Route takes you outside the city center past Prater Amusement Park to "Modern Vienna", with breathtaking views of the Vienna mountains, UNO City, and Danube Island. Starting in the city center, explore Vienna's famous palaces on the Palace Route. Pass the Hofburg Palace, then venture out of the city to see the Schönbrunn Palace and the Belvedere Palace. See the suburban areas of Vienna, the expressionist landmark Hundertwasserhaus, and the “New Modern” Hauptbahnhof. With the 24-hour Ticket, you can see the best of Vienna in one day. Use the self-guided audio walking tour to learn more about the city at your own pace. If you purchase a 48-Hour Ticket, you can join a Guided City Walking Tour with a licensed guide who will lead you through the pedestrian area of Vienna’s Old Town. Learn more about the fascinating imperial history with comprehensive insight into some of its most notable buildings. Choose the 48-Hour Ticket option to enjoy either a scenic Danube River Cruise or a spin on the historical Ferris Wheel. You can also join a Guided Inner City Walking Tour with a licensed guide who will lead you through the pedestrian area of Vienna’s Old Town. Learn more about the fascinating imperial history with comprehensive insight into some of its most notable buildings.

Vienna: Guided Walking Tour of City Center Highlights

Vienna: Guided Walking Tour of City Center Highlights

Explore the center of Vienna on a guided walking tour. Uncover hidden gems and admire iconic sights like the former principal imperial palace of the Habsburg dynasty and the Spanish Riding School where Lipizzaner horses are trained.  Discover Vienna's Old Town on this guided walking tour. Start near the Sacher Hotel and learn everything about the capital of Austria. Enjoy a 1.5 to 2-hour tour and admire the exterior of the Hofburg complex. Take a look at the magnificent buildings and the horses of the Spanish Riding School. Then, continue to Vienna's most famous coffee houses. Venture off the beaten path to the Blutgasse district and finish with a view of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

Vienna PASS: 1, 2, 3, or 6 Days of Sightseeing

Vienna PASS: 1, 2, 3, or 6 Days of Sightseeing

The Vienna PASS is your key to an unforgettable experience in Vienna. You’ll get free access to Vienna’s top sights, such as Schönbrunn Palace and Schönbrunn Zoo, the Giant Ferris Wheel, the Spanish Riding School, the Albertina Museum, and many others. You’ll also enjoy unlimited travel on the hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses, which are the perfect way to get from one attraction to the next. Combine the features of the Vienna PASS to design your own sightseeing program. The card is accompanied by a high-quality guidebook that features insider tips and detailed city information. The Vienna PASS can be purchased for durations of 1, 2, 3, or 6 consecutive days. Children below the age of 6 get free admission to the all-inclusive offers if accompanied by an adult holding a Vienna PASS. Attractions: • Schönbrunn Palace (including the Maze, Gloriette, and other attractions) • Schönbrunn Zoo • Giant Ferris Wheel • Art History Museum • Albertina Museum & Art Gallery • Museum of Natural History • Danube Tower • Leopold Museum • Imperial Treasury • Spanish Riding School • Hofburg Imperial Palace • Imperial Furniture Collection • Museum of Technology • Bank Austria Kunstforum • Museum of Modern Art (mumok)• Vienna State Opera – Guided Tour • Museum of Military History • Madame Tussauds • Upper Belvedere • Lower Belvedere • 21er Haus - Museum of contemporary art • Winter Palace • Imperial Burial Vault • Klosterneuburg Monastery • Liechtenstein Castle • Beethoven Museum • Plus more than 50 other sights Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off Tours Explore the city with unlimited rides on the convenient hop-on hop-off buses: • 4 hop-on hop-off routes • 50 stops (short intervals) • Free Wi-Fi • Free audio guide in 16 languages • Kids' channel in English and German • App guided walking tour Fast track entry Save valuable time with fast track entry at many sights. The Vienna PASS comes with a guidebook, app, and bonus booklet. The guidebook and app are filled with important information, insider tips, and special offers. Enjoy attractive discounts at exclusive partners with your bonus booklet.

Vienna: Old Town Sightseeing Tour in a Vintage-Style E-Car

Vienna: Old Town Sightseeing Tour in a Vintage-Style E-Car

Hop on board an old-timey car that adds to the aesthetic of Vienna's Old Town. Listen as your guide provides you with fun and facinating information about the sights that you view along the way. Capture pictures along the way through the open sides of the eco-friendly electric car. Start outside the Radisson Blu (1010 Vienna, Herrengasse 12) and head to Freyung, a public square with a unique triangular shape. Take in the grandeur of Am Hof swuare and the Gothic architecture of the Catholic Church Maria am Gestade. View the city's oldest square at Hoher Markt. See the moving figures and copper accents of the Anchor Clock. Gaze up at the towering Stephansdom Cathedral in Stephansplatz. Travel along Wollzeile street and pass by Stadtpark and the Hochstrahlbrunnen fountain. Ride by the Monument in honor of the soldiers of the Soviet Army. Capture pictures of the Baroque Belvedere Palace and the Musikverein, the home of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. Go by the waterside St. Charles's Church and the Arthouse museum, and the Jugendstil-style Karlsplatz Metro Station. Drive by the Secession art house, go down Kärtnerstrasse, and see the Sacher hotel. Travel by the charming shops in the Neuer Markt, the star-shaped Michaelerplatz, the Spanish Riding School, and the Donnerbrunnen Goethedenkmal fountain. Cruise by the Friedrich Schiller monument, the Art History Museum, the Albertina museum, and the Outer Castle Gate. Be moved by the beauty of The Hofburg palace in Heldenplatz. Roll by the Prinz Eugen Hotel, the National Library, and the French Gothic Minorittenkirche. Spot a Kaiser Karl monument, the Art History Museum, People's Garden, the Eppstein Palace, and Parliament. Snap photos of sights like the Burgtheater, City Hall, the Univeristy, and neo-Gothic Votivkirche before returning to your meeting point.

Vienna: Flexipass for 2, 3, 4 or 5 Top Sights

Vienna: Flexipass for 2, 3, 4 or 5 Top Sights

Discover Vienna's most famous sights following your personal program according to your interests. Choose from up to 60 different sights and sightseeing offers that include 2, 3, 4, or 5 attractions in your program. Take part in a hop-on hop-off tour to get an overview of Vienna's most important sights or visit the Prater. See the Danube Tower, the Haydn House or the Johann Strauß Apartment. Visit the Jewish Museum or Imperial Treasury. Choose one of the many museums, visit the Spanish Riding School or stroll through the Schönbrunn Zoo. Attractions: - Hop-on Hop-off Ticket for 24 hours and all lines (counting as 1 attraction) - Schönbrunn State Apartments Tour - Schloss Hof & Schlosss Niederweiden - Sisi Museum - Schönbrunn Zoo - Ferris wheel - Museum of Natural History - Danube Tower - Leopold Museum - Imperial Treasury - Spanish Riding School - Museum of Modern Art (Mumok) - Upper Belvedere - Klosterneuburg Monastery- Vienna State Opera – Guided Tour - Albertina - City Cruise (Ddsg) - Kunsthistorisches Museum - Madame Tussauds - Schönbrunn Panoramabahn - Beethoven Museum Heiligenstadt - Mak (Museum of Applied Arts) - Geymüllerschlössel - And more than 40 other sights

Vienna: Spanish Riding School 45-Minute Performance Show

Vienna: Spanish Riding School 45-Minute Performance Show

Visit the Spanish Riding School to see the Lipizzaner Special, the new, shorter show created with the aim of inspiring visitors and introducing them to the world of dressage. See the three most fascinating exercises from the riding school's repertoire and listen to insightful commentary provided during the short intervals between riding displays. Choose between standing tickets and gallery tickets.

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We really enjoyed the tour with Gudrun, a very charming Viennese woman with a great sense of humor. She has a great way of bringing the history of the Habsburgs to life and the little comments along the way (right from real life) often made us laugh. Since the tour goes as far as St. Stephen's Church, she also told us a lot of interesting facts about the city, the cafes and the city's development. There was also a short detour to the Spanish Riding School with information. All in all, absolutely recommendable.

The tour guide Stephan was very friendly, had lots of entertaining stories about the individual sights, didn't walk too fast, paid attention to his participants and was also open to questions. Highly recommended.

max did a great jobhe is very knowledgeable & easy to understand. I wouldn't hesitate to take another tour with him. it would have been nice to have a few less people on the tour.

So easy to get on and off. Connections between the red and blue lines were easy. Best way to see the city! It also stopped right outside my hotel!

Excellent passionate tour guide and very colorful tour