Guided tour

Vienna Spanish Riding School Guided Tour

Activity provider: Spanische Hofreitschule

Vienna Spanish Riding School Guided Tour

Activity provider: Spanische Hofreitschule
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From US$ 19.81 per person

Enjoy a look behind the scenes of the Spanish Riding School on this guided tour. Admire the stunning architecture of the centuries-old institution.

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Duration 55 minutes
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Live tour guide
German, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Winter and the Summer riding schools
  • Experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour
  • Admire the Stallburg, Vienna's most significant Renaissance structure
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Morning exercise tickets
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

Michaelerplatz 1, Vienna, at the main entrance of the Spanish Riding School. Please show your voucher at the ticket counter.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Cameras
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • Taking photos or videos is not permitted
  • Children under the age of 3 years are not allowed on guided tours
  • Guided tours are not accessible by wheelchair
  • You must exchange your mobile voucher for a ticket at the cashier's desk
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1393 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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My wife has back issues that can kick in during an activity. They did and the staff at the School provided Immediate help. The guide was excellent. Knowledgeable and had excellent English. Best we experienced while on our three week trip to Germany, Czech Republic, and Austria. Recommend the back stage tour.

May 24, 2022

The guides were very informative & pleasant. The only issue I had was in spite of repeated warnings & the guides reminding everyone about not taking pictures in certain areas there were some who obviously ignored this & one person attempted to touch a horse. Our guide explained in great detail why these rules were to be strictly enforced. There needs to be another employee or guide specifically watching the group to make sure the rules are strictly enforced.

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September 17, 2019

Nothing too exciting but an insight of how the horses are cared for

We visited the stables after we had seen the show, there was a wait in the main entrance where other people were also queuing up for other events so it got busy at times. We were grouped with a good English speaking guide and taken into the arena and then around the main stable block, we were asked NOT to take photos and were only permitted to in the tack room. We were able to see the horses feed in their individual stables and the guide gave us a brief commentary about the horses answering questions as we walked through, you kind of got the feeling that we were in the way as the grooms were trying to go about their daily routine with groups of people standing around. Under no circumstances were you allowed to touch the horses, but the experience overall was interesting and informative.

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September 10, 2019

Product ID: 120375