Free entry to morning exercises at Spanish Riding School

Spanish Riding School Morning Exercise

  • Spanish Riding School Vienna
  • Spanish Riding School Vienna
  • Spanish Riding School Vienna
  • Spanish Riding School Vienna

Vienna PASS Benefits:

Free entry to morning exercises at the Spanish Riding School*
Normal Ticket Price: Adult: €15,00 ; Child: €7,50

*or standing room ticket for "Piber Meets Vienna" (Summer programme)

The Hofburg Palace is a must-see when visiting Vienna. The power-house of the Austrian empire, it holds a wealth of rich culture and history waiting to be explored. The Spanish Riding School is a renowned institution and tradition that has been part of Vienna’s rich culture since 1565. It’s a traditional riding school for Lipizzan horses that perform their haute école equestrian skills to audiences in the Hofburg Palace. This classical dressage attracts worldwide visitors and you can even watch the horses and their riders train in the great Winter Riding School, too.


  • Baroque style riding hall
  • Pedigree Lipizzan horses
  • Classic equestrian dressage

Did you know:

- The ‘Spanish’ part of the tradition comes from the Lipizzan horses, which actually originate from the Iberian Peninsula.

- Baroque architect Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach designed the riding hall meant for aristocratic boys to learn how to ride – now it is the stunning backdrop to this classic Viennese tradition.

- The horses are taken from their birthplace, Piber, at the age of four and are trained until they are ten before they take part in the School Quadrille to see if they pass the test to become a true Spanish Riding School stallion.

Things to see:

Morning Exercise

Members of the public are invited to watch the morning training held on a weekly basis (Tuesday-Friday). Here, you will be able to see the pedigree horses put through their paces to keep them in shape and to prepare them for their live performances. In the training you will be able to see the horses practice many skilled moves and their riders show off some of their expertise and finesse.

Summer programme “Piber meets Vienna” 

Spanish Riding School and its Lipizzaner stallions are famous and loved around the world! But not everyone is familiar with where the horses come from, their rigorous training and the history of their tradition. The summer programme, “Piber meets Vienna,” gives you the opportunity to learn more about what goes on during the formative years as a Lipizzan stud.The programme not only shows a delegation of eight 4-year-old performance-tested mares and brood mares with their delightful young foals but also various historical carriages and traditional uniforms. One worth a watch!

Performances and Fête Impériale

The Spanish Riding School puts on a number of gala performances to the public. These are not included in your Vienna PASS. You will be able to find more information and the exact schedule and box office on their official website

The morning exercise takes place Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 - 12:00. Within this period, you can enter and leave at any time depending on capacity.

How to get there:

    Underground: U3 Herrengasse
    Tram: 1, 2, 71, D Burgring
    Bus: 2A and 3A Hofburg
    HOP ON HOP OFF: Staatsoper; Kunsthistorisches Museum / Heldenplatz

see the: full list of attractions included

Morning Exercise (3-6 Jan, 14 Jan-28 Jun, 18 Aug-30 Dec)
Monday Please refer to official website
Tuesday Please refer to official website
Wednesday Please refer to official website
Thursday Please refer to official website
Friday Please refer to official website
Piber Meets Vienna (30 Jun-16 Aug)
Tuesday 11.00
Wednesday 11.00
Thursday 11.00
Friday 11.00
Saturday 11.00
Sunday 11.00

Closed: 7-13 Jan

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Michaelerplatz 1 (Besucherzentrum), 1010, Vienna


+43 (1) 533 90 31