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$ 18.50 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
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 1527 reviews

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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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August 16, 2022

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 tour was extremely informative and explained in a way that was easy to understand. Answered all the questions of the participants with a lot of patience. Although we are a "horse family", there was still a lot of interesting things to see for us. Really recommended: for young and old!

October 16, 2021

Product ID: 120375