Visit the Spanish Riding School in Vienna to watch the morning exercise of their legendary Lipizzaner horses. After showing your ticket, you'll head inside to see the school's graceful stallions put through their paces, and be trained to perform a high standard of classical dressage. How long you stay inside the school is up to you, but the training schedule runs for up to two hours during the mornings.
Ticket to the morning exercise at Vienna's Spanish Riding School
Watch the training of the famous Lipizzaner horses in Vienna
See the stallions practice their elegant dressage movements
Take a seat or stand in the open seating area of the school
Stay as long as you like inside the Spanish Riding School
The horse and rider training takes 2 hours and is specifically of interest to horse minded people. If you have nothing with horses the 2 hours of exercise may not be the most exiting. However my wife, who is a horse rider and myself enjoyed the morning. Make sure you buy your tickets in advance and be there half an hour before the training start at 10.00. Otherwise you may have to stand. Seating is limited !
We loved the opportunity to see these magnificent animals. We were very confused by aviators direction to obtain tickets. You get the tickets by waiting in the same long line with others who don’t have tickets yet. It went pretty fast once we settled in the line. They sell a huge number each day and it is quite difficult to find a place to see the horses. You need a place to look over the wall so you might have to wait. We went to very top balcony and saw pretty well. The facility was not designed for tourists and they have modified it to allow us to watch training. Each half hour a different group of horses and trainers comes out. Fun to see various skill levels It was a highlight and a change to the museum touring
It was good to see, but there wasn't enough to keep the peoples attention.It was just them exercising the horses. It lasted about an hour. Buildings and surroundings are amazing.But you would definitely need to book the full show to see the horses display properly in their beautiful surroundings.