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Performance Of The Lipizzans At Spanish Riding School

Activity provider: Spanische Hofreitschule

Performance Of The Lipizzans At Spanish Riding School

Activity provider: Spanische Hofreitschule
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Be impressed by the performance of the famous Lipizzaner in a breathtaking location, the baroque Winter Riding School. The unique atmosphere of this place and the accompanying classic Viennese music will make this experience unforgettable.

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Duration 70 minutes
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Experience

Highlights
  • Watch a performance of the High School of Classical Horsemanship
  • Visit the Baroque Winter Riding School/Spanish Riding School
  • Admire the most beautiful riding hall in the world
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Entrance ticket for a performance
  • Online booking fee
  • 5% discount at souvenir shop
  • Tour of the building
  • Transfers
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Present your voucher at the Spanish Riding School Visitor Center.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Tickets must be redeemed min 45 minutes prior to the show at Spanish Riding School Visitor Centre
  • Present your GetYourGuide Mobile Voucher at the souvenir shop of the Spanish Riding School in the main entrance on Michaelerplatz 1 and receive a 5% discount
  • Unfortunately wardrobe or luggage cannot be stored
  • Dogs cannot be taken to the Spanish Riding School
  • Children under 3 years are not allowed to attend the performance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 865 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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The place, the show, the building - all totally stunning!! The show itself was incredible and orchestrated to near perfection (or as close as it can be whilst working with animals). The riding school is easy to find and get to and I would recommend the 2nd gallery as whilst it is higher up, there is no-one standing behind your seats so you are free to stand without blocking anyone's view. Totally recommend the experience.

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June 2, 2022

The horses are beautiful but the acoustics were terrible...we could not understand the announcer because there are one set of speakers at the far end of the arena. This is a once in a lifetime event for the tourists that come so because of this, photos should be allowed. People posting photos and sharing photos only promotes the horses and builds your tourism. Its easy to ban flash photos and the majority of people use cell phones so the argument that this scares the horses is bogus. Tourists spend a lot of money and would love to have photos to take away. (Especially when we couldnt hear any of the announcer)

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May 29, 2022

The horses were amazing! I was seated on the top level, on one of the long sides of the arena. I was only able to see the horses when they were on the ends or the opposite long side. Seating on the top row means you miss a large part of the performance. I needed to stand to see some of the show.

April 16, 2022

Product ID: 187323