5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Add your review

  • Address: Michaelerplatz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Hours: Times vary for performances, exercise sessions, and guided tours
  • Admission: Guided tour: €16-26; Performances: €40-100+

Vienna ATTRACTIONS See all

Spanish Riding School (Spanische Reitschule) Tours

The world famous Spanish Riding School, or Spanische Hofreitschule, is a Viennese institution truly reminiscent of the imperial Habsburg era. This unequaled equestrian show is performed by Lipizzaner stallions, a crossbreeding of Spanish, Arab and Berber horses. The horses were first imported from Spain (hence 'Spanish') by Maximilian II in 1562, and in 1580 a stud was established at Lipizza (hence 'Lipizzaner'), now in Slovenia.

A Lipizzaner performance is pretty impressive. These graceful stallions perform an equine ballet to a program of classical music while chandeliers shimmer above. The mature stallions are all snow-white (though they are born dark and turn white at age four) and the riders wear traditional garb, from their leather boots up to their bicorn hats.

Practical Info

The Spanish Riding School is located in the Hofburg. The closest metro station is Herrengasse on line U3. Or tram 1, 2, D and J, get off at stop Burgring. Buses 2A and 3A stop at Hofburg. If you want to see a performance, book well in advance or try for a cancellation two hours before. If you just want to see the horses, hang around outside the stables, the Stallburg.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Spanish Riding School: Morning Exercise Entrance Ticket in Vienna, Vienna, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 1

Spanish Riding School: Morning Exercise Entrance Ticket in Vienna

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

The Morning Exercise offers an insight into the years of training of the Lipizzaners and their riders. Accompanied by classical Viennese music the riders and ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 10 to 12 hrs

From USD $18.94
Vienna Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket, Vienna, Attraction Tickets
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 1

Vienna Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 100 Reviews

Enjoy free access to over 60 attractions on your next trip to Vienna with this 1-, 2-, 3- or 6-day sightseeing pass. Take a ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel, ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 1 to 6 days

From USD $74.50
Sightseeing Flexi Pass in Vienna, Vienna, Sightseeing & City Passes
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 1

Sightseeing Flexi Pass in Vienna

With the Flexi PASS you purchase your flexible multi-attraction sightseeing pass for Vienna. Choose from either 3, 4 or 5 attractions from 30 top Vienna ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: Flexible

From USD $49.25
Vienna Christmas Tour including Belvedere Palace Market, Vienna, Sightseeing & City Passes
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Vienna Christmas Tour including Belvedere Palace Market

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Get into the Christmas spirit during this 3-hour walking tour of Vienna. With an informative local guide and a small group of no more than twelve people, ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs

From USD $63.14
Introducing Vienna Walking Tour: The capital of the Habsburgs, Vienna, Christmas
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Introducing Vienna Walking Tour: The capital of the Habsburgs

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

You now have the chance to learn more about Vienna´s history, architecture, culture, and especially about the people who have lived here and those who are ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.57
Romantic Vienna Combo: Vienna Card, Horse and Carriage Tour, Belvedere Palace and Candlelight ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Romantic Vienna Combo: Vienna Card, Horse and Carriage Tour, Belvedere Palace and Candlelight Dinner

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Make your stay in Vienna unforgettable with this combination sightseeing package that let you experience the romantic side of the Austrian capital. Relax in a ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: Varies

From USD $304.84
Vienna City Walking Tour, Vienna, City Packages
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Vienna City Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 168 Reviews

See Vienna's greatest sites and hidden gems on a classic Vienna City walking tour! Your expert guide will treat you to a 2.5-hour walking tour around Vienna, ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $21.47
Vienna Super Saver: City Walking Tour plus Highlights Bike Tour, Vienna, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Vienna Super Saver: City Walking Tour plus Highlights Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 58 Reviews

See the highlights of Vienna on a full day of sightseeing, combining two bestselling guided tours at a 15% discount! This Vienna Super Saver starts with a city ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $56.82
Guided Tour of the Spanish Riding School, Vienna, Super Savers
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Guided Tour of the Spanish Riding School

In an tour of the Spanish Riding School you will visit the Winter Riding School, a gem of Baroque architecture, the Summer Riding School which houses the ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $22.73
Vienna Super Saver: Salzburg Day Trip plus Vienna City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Vienna, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Vienna Super Saver: Salzburg Day Trip plus Vienna City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Combine a day trip to Salzburg and a Vienna sightseeing tour with this Vienna Super Saver, joining two best-selling tours over multiple days at a discounted ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $172.74

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message