Испанская школа верховой езды (нем. Spanische Hofreitschule) находится в Вене, это — традиционная школа верховой езды для Липпицианских лошадей, которые выступают в Зимней школе верховой езды (Winterreitschule) в расположенном рядом Хофбурге. Это не только центр классической выездки, но и венская туристическая достопримечательность, где дают публичные представления, а также позволяют наблюдать за некоторыми тренировками.
We attended the training event. Which really isn't theatrical, I'm sure the main show is. The reason for the two stars is, they sell WAY to many tickets to this thing. Very few people actually get a seat, prepare to stand. And unless you actually get a seat it's very difficult to see the horses while standing. If you are enamored by horses, you'll enjoy. For me it was a bit boring though. Taking everything into account, I recommend skipping the training. It's not worth wasting your time or money.
One of the greatest equestrian places in the world, a must see place for every horse lover. Vienna is one of the cities where you can "taste" the history of the European Society and here ; the Lipizzaner are an important part of that history. Positive : amazing shows, beautiful stables, beautiful horses, ... a truly magical world. Negative : nothing worth mentioning Suggestions : no
Do not go unless you have a the Vienna Pass or some kind of inclusive ticket. It's really not worth it if you have to pay the full ticket price of €15 just to see the horses do their morning exercises. You can catch this between 10am and 12pm, but there's not much to see. It's really just a bunch of riders, bringing their horses around the ring. Plus, don't expect a seat if you're not coming right at opening time. Do expect to hover along the side and catch a glimpse of the horses. No pictures or filming is allowed. They enforce this by having one lady walk around the entire premises, asking people not to film. It was pretty pointless because as soon as she left, people would just continue filming. I can't speak for the performances, which I believe is a separate ticket, but if you were planning to come just to see the morning exercises, you can skip it. Your time would probably be better spent sleeping in.
A fun place to visit if you love horses. The shows are pricey, so consider seeing one of the more affordable morning training sessions instead. The training sessions are definitely not shows but it’s still fun to watch the famous Lipizzan horses. You can drop in at any time during the two hour session, which consists of four 30 min training rounds. The first hour is packed with spectators so go during the second hour if possible, the crowd really clears out and you can choose the best seating. Unfortunately, you cannot take photos during the training. If you have limited mobility, use the ground level entry because there are steep stairs to access the upper level.
Wow! Would like to see full show there! Reharsals was nice to watch and these horses seems know the tricks .)
We attended both the show as well as the tour, only from the second floor with, therefore, limited view. Really expensive tickets if your not into horses. We breed our own so know what we're looking at, nevertheless, a little overrated price/quality. Atmosphere and building are great, really nice pictures (which you are not allowed to take ;). Tour was nice, 1 hour quite some information and nice to see the stables, average price/quality.
Worth it to go if you are seeing a performance but you can skip the tour and not miss out on much. The bulk of the tour consists of talking about the performances so save your time and just go to the performance itself. The facts about the horses were neat but can be found easily online. No pictures of the horses are allowed either, so don't get your hopes up there. Go to a performance but skip the tour.
With the Vienna pass we attended the morning training. Every 30 minutes another 5 horses are training. Nice to see the horses, but it's a little boring if I'm honest. Maybe a tour through the stables will be better, because just the morning training is not so worth the money.
One of the greatest equestrian places in the world, a must see place for every horse lover. Vienna is one of the cities where you can "taste" the history of the European Society and the Lipizzaner are here an important part of that history. Positive : amazing shows, beautiful stables, beautiful horses, ... a truly magical world. Negative : nothing worth mentioning Suggestions : no
If you don’t ride or understand dressage, the morning workout may seem like a let down but you are actually watching the most athletic horses in the world working out new moves with the best riders in the world. It is incredible. Each rider knows their mount so well - their moods, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. If you don’t ride, YouTube a few videos explaining the basics of dressage, gaits, and steps. It will really help. If you get lost, just watch the horses feet, and then look up to see the slight movements of the riders’ hands and how much gentle control they have over these powerful stallions.
A must visit. We saw the morning exercises from 10am to 12pm. You sit down and watch. No photos allowed. The lady with the microphone speaks in German and English. Nice change. Beautiful horses and beautiful building. There are three chandeliers inside above the horses. These are basic exercises, nothing fancy. They walk trot and canter and sometimes do a bit more. It's really a must if you want to do something different and feel a little posh :) and if you are a horse lover like me.
I understood very well it was a training session but for the $$$ charged, the very least they should offer: proper seating and and proper sight. The session was oversold, no seating and almost impossible to see anything. Don’t waste your money.
You chose the performance after reading all reviews about training. We paid 50 euros each and unless you have the knowledge to appreciate the techniques presented it is a super boring and uninteresting. I understand they don’t allow video cause may prevent more people to go. Besides Personnel is very rude. I totally not recommend
It's an incredible waste of money in the summer, they don't keep track of the amount of people in the venue making it too crowded for anyone to see and enjoy the show properly..