Discount: € 2.00 on regular admission price for adults (morning exercise)

The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the only institution in the world where the classic equestrian skills (haute école) has been preserved and is still practiced in its original form. Many years of training fuse horse and rider into an inseparable unit. The audience is treated to an unforgettable experience by the precision of movement of the Lipizzan horses in perfect harmony with the music.

In the course of gala performances, visitors experience unique presentations of the Lipizzans in the most beautiful riding hall in the world, which was impressively outfitted by baroque architect Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach between 1729 and 1735.

It was originally built to provide aristocratic youths with the opportunity to take riding instruction. Since December 2015, the horsemanship of the Spanish Riding School has been classified as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.

The morning work – the daily training for the “high school”

The morning work offers an insight into the years of training work of the riders with their Lipizzaners. Simple relaxation exercises as well as exercises to refine and perfect a lesson are ridden. Each rider is responsible for the training of his horse. Through targeted strengthening of the muscles, the natural movement sequences become perfect figures of the “high school”.

The classic school leaps are not practiced daily and can therefore only be seen occasionally during morning work. Immediately after sitting down there is the reward you deserve – the preparer brings out a treat from his tote bag.

Dates for performances and morning training as well as information on how to obtain tickets at srs.at
*Children up to the age of 3 years may not be taken into the screening.

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© Bildrechte / Photo Credits: Spanische Hofreitschule, C. Allora, Christopher Egger, Herbert-Graf, Julie Brass

Now Closed

Opening Hours

  • Monday 09:00 - 16:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
  • Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
  • Friday 09:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
  • Sunday 09:00 - 16:00

Special opening times

Monday-Sunday: 9am - 4pm
Friday, if there’s a performance: 9am - 7pm