Visit the prestigious Spanish Riding School with skip-the-line tickets! See the world famous performance by Lipizzan stallions and their professional riders at the Winter Riding School. Learn about the 450 years long tradition of classical horse-riding!

  • Visit the world-famous Spanish Riding School in Vienna
  • Take advantage of the skip-the-line tickets that let you beat the crowds
  • See the spectacular performances by Lipizzan stallions and their riders
  • Learn about the classical equestrian traditions at the Winter Riding School
  • Get a premium experience with private car transport from/to your accommodation

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  • 1 - 2 Hours
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish
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Discover the historical and cultural heritage of the Imperial Spanish Riding School in Vienna! It is the only institution in the world that has been practicing classical equestrian in the haute école tradition for more than 450 years. Witness the spectacular skills of the beautiful Lipizzan stallions!

The 1-hour option includes skip-the-line tickets for the Guided Tour of The Spanish Riding School at Hofburg Palace. Take a look behind the scenes of this prestigious, imperial institution and learn about its history and equestrian traditions, which are inscribed in the UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Take a walk through the baroque Winter Riding School, built between 1729 and 1735, and the Summer Riding School in Stallburg (one of Vienna’s most prominent Renaissance buildings), which has one of the largest oval horse walkers in the world. You will also have an opportunity to visit the stables and meet the stars of the School – the Lipizzan stallions!

The alternative 1-hour option includes skip-the-line tickets for the morning Horse Training Show at the baroque Winter Riding School. See with your own eyes how young stallions and fully trained school stallions practice their skills with music. This experience will expose you to the relaxation exercises, the refinement and perfection of movements and poses, as well as the targeted strengthening of muscles. It is a great opportunity to learn something new about horse-riding!

The 1,5-hour option includes skip-the-line tickets for the popular Lipizzaner Special Show with private transport from your accommodation in Vienna. This short Horse Riding Show is a perfect introduction to the outstanding skills and beauty of the famous white horses and their professional riders. You will see three of the most spectacular exercises that are trained at the High School of Classical Horsemanship, such as the School Quadrille, where eight stallions perform a sequence of choreographed movements to classical Viennese music. At the end of the show, you will be driven back to your accommodation.

We also offer the 1,5-hour option with skip-the-line tickets for the top attraction of the Spanish Riding School – the Horse Riding Performance of the world-famous Ballet of the White Stallions in the sunlight-flooded hall of the Winter Riding School. During this formal display and gala performance the best Lipizzan stallions show off the full extent of their skills to classical Viennese music. Even if you don’t know much about horse-riding, you will be delighted by the wonderful presentation of the riders and their white horses!

The alternative 2-hour option includes a short walking tour around the Hofburg palace complex with a Private Guide, followed by the Horse Training Show. This is a great opportunity to learn about the Habsburg dynasty as well as the history of the Spanish Riding School and its connection to the Austrian Empire. We provide skip-the-line tickets for the Training session at the Winter Riding School to beat the crowds and enjoy the morning exercise of the horses without wasting time in long lines. Witness the morning exercises of the Lipizzan horses during the 1-hour morning Horse Training show. Includes skip-the-line tickets.

  • Private visit to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna
  • Skip-the-line tickets for the Guided Tour of the Spanish Riding School (in 1-hour option)
  • Skip-the-line tickets for the 45-minute Lipizzaner Special (in 1,5-hour Horse Riding Show option)
  • Private car transport with a pickup and drop-off service to your accommodation in Vienna (in 1,5-hour Horse Riding Show option)
  • Skip-the-line tickets for the 1,5-hour Performance (in 1,5-hour Horse Riding Performance option)
  • Skip-the-line tickets for the Training (in 1 and 2-hour Horse Training Show option)
  • Guided tour around the Hofburg Palace complex with a Licensed Guide who speaks fluently in the chosen language (in 2-hour option)

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Meeting point

In front of the Looshaus, Michaelerplatz 3, 1010 Wien, Austria Open in Google Maps

Important information

What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information
  • Please note that in the options with Transport, the transfer time is approximate and might differ depending on the location of your accommodation in Vienna
  • Please note that the guide will not accompany you to the shows or training at the School, we provide tickets only