Architectural Tour of the Spanish Riding School

Architectural Tour of the Spanish Riding School

Experience a unique tour through 450 years of equestrian tradition and architectural elegance with a German-speaking guide.

Experience a unique tour through 450 years of equestrian tradition and architectural elegance with a German-speaking guide.

The facts

Details

  • Languages: Deutsch
  • Participants: 1 - 250
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  • public (with other participants)
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Your experience

Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided tour through the stables and buildings of the Spanish Riding School and be inspired by the stately Baroque architecture
  • Get to know the world-famous Lipizzaner horses and try not to get lost in their wise old eyes
  • Experience the breathtaking view of Vienna's first district from the airy heights of the wooden attic

Description

The Spanish Riding School is one of the most beautiful buildings in Vienna - and that speaks for itself! Take a specially tailored tour of the building's Renaissance architecture and the 450-year tradition of the Haute école.

The focus is on the architecture of the building. But no tour of the Spanish Riding School would be complete without a visit to the stables and the oldest and bravest horse breed in Europe - the Lipizzaner.

These beautiful animals and their haute-cole dressage movements have been revered for centuries and with a glance into their wise old eyes you will quickly see why.

Visit the magnificent Winter Riding School - a jewel of baroque architecture. Go up 170 steps to see the wooden system of the attic built of no less than 2,000 individual parts. A true technical and aesthetic wonder!

At the top of the building you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Vienna's first district and the rest of the Renaissance architecture of the imperial city from a bird's eye view. A top trip for architecture and equestrian fans!

Please note

Additional information

Please note that the tour is in German, an introductory explanation is given in English and some questions can be asked in English.
On July 14th the tour will be completely in English.
No dogs allowed
Minimum age 12 years, maximum weight 120 kg
Not suitable for physically disabled visitors. Physical fitness and surefootedness are recommended.

Included in the price

  • Visit of the Winter Riding School and its roof with a guide
  • Visit of the horses in the stables
  • Live performance

Meeting point

Spanish Riding School Michaelerplatz 1, 1010, Vienna Show your smartphone ticket at the visitor centre. The tour starts at 2:30 pm. Make sure you are at the meeting point 5 minutes before the start of the tour.

Cancellation Conditions

This offer cannot be cancelled.

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