Guided tour

Vienna Spanish Riding School Guided Tour

Activity provider: Spanische Hofreitschule
Guided tour

Vienna Spanish Riding School Guided Tour

Activity provider: Spanische Hofreitschule
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From US$ 22.64 per person

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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


  • 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.
  • Guided tour
  • Morning exercise tickets
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  • Wheelchair users

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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
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4.7 /5

based on 1820 reviews

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Very nice tour. Saw the horses in their stalks. A few poked their heads out. However reading about how management is demanding more shows and possibly ascribing tye horses well being was upsetting! They have lost a few top experienced riders due to it! The Austrian gov needs to step in and protect this important tradition!

March 27, 2023

Loved our guide also stopped in the shop. Lost my wallet either in the store or pickpocket right outside the door. Gone within 2 minutes from a purchase in the store. Thankful every card is blocked!!! And less than 100.00 left in it for the day. The horses were amazing to see.

March 27, 2023

Our tour guide was great! The tour was interesting and the horses were beautiful. She had a lot of interesting information and took questions. I do think the tour is a bit expensive in my opinion. 20 Euros for an hour and a half and they really only show you three rooms. Make sure you don’t go during August or Jan - Feb because the horses are on vacation (you don’t get to see them training).

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 120375