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Spanish Riding School in Vienna

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The Spanish Riding School in Vienna with its famous Lipizzan ballet can be experienced live in the baroque ambiance of the Imperial Palace. Admire riding skills of the highest order – from pirouettes to caprioles.
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.
Morning training with music gives a good impression into the training program of the White Stallions; the guided tours include visits to the stables.
Dates for performances and morning training as well as information on how to obtain tickets at www.srs.at.
The café at the Spanish Riding School invites you to enjoy coffee and culinary delicacies from Tuesdays to Sundays (9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.).

Spanish Riding School
The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the only institution in the world where the art of classical riding of the High School has been retained from the Renaissance to the present day.

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