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  • Vienna: Spanish Riding School Training

    1. Vienna: Spanish Riding School Training

    Visit the Spanish Riding School of Vienna and observe the horses during their training. In the magnificent setting of the baroque Winter Riding Academy, the training offers an insight into the years of training of the Lipizzaners and their riders. The morning exercise of the horses is accompanied by classical Viennese music. The Training includes relaxation exercises, refining and perfecting movement and strengthening certain muscles. The famous school jumps levade, courbette and capriole, which are shown as part of the performances by the Spanish Riding School, are not practiced on a daily basis and can only sometimes be seen during the morning exercise. The white Lipizzaner stallions are put through their paces by their riders almost every day. The primary objective of the morning exercise is to maintain the horses’ athleticism and health, as well as to build up various muscle groups...

    Its fun to see the training. Unfortunately I didn’t know there were different types of tickets so we didn’t have great seats. But we enjoyed it all the same.

  • Performance Of The Lipizzans At Spanish Riding School

    2. Performance Of The Lipizzans At Spanish Riding School

    Enjoy the Ballet of the White Stallions at the unique, baroque Winter Riding School at Hofburg Palace, built under Charles VI. These performances are the result of years of training for the rider and their Lipizzans. The Spanish riding school is the only institution in the world which has practiced classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the Haute Ecole for more than 450 years. From the young, boisterous stallions to the fully trained School Stallions, they enchant the audience with their performance of breathtaking excercises such as caprioles, Levade and many more. The physique and grace of Lipizzans are ideally suited to the High School of Classical Horsemanship. They are Europe's oldest horse breed. The exercise and preservation of the High School of Classical Horsemanship are some of the core tasks carried out by the Spanish Riding School which is inscribed on the UNES...

    This was my father-in-law’s bucket list thing to do in Vienna and was not disappointed! We all had a great time!

  • Vienna Spanish Riding School Guided Tour

    3. Vienna Spanish Riding School Guided Tour

    Vienna’s Spanish Riding School has been in continuous operation for more than 450 years. It continues to cultivate classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the Haute Ecole. On an exclusive 55-minute behind-the-scenes tour, visit the Winter Riding School, a gem of Baroque architecture, the Summer Riding School which houses the world’s largest oval horse walker and the stables in the Stallburg. The Stallburg is Vienna’s most significant Renaissance building, and features an arcade courtyard and the historical stables of the Lipizzaner stallions. Learn about the history of the equestrian tradition and about the Lipizzaner stallions, who are the stars of the establishment.

    I would recommend this to anyone really. The history is very interesting and the building is impressive. Our guide explained many different things about all aspects of the Spanish Riding School.

  • Relive Vienna's Past: Historical Multimedia Exhibitions

    4. Relive Vienna's Past: Historical Multimedia Exhibitions

    Experience fun and action for the whole family and travel through 400 years of Vienna's history. Lose yourself In the extensive cellars of the St. Michael's monastery, on this 50-minute journey into Vienna's past. Through the use of the latest in entertainment technology you will travel through time, going back to the days of the ancient Roman camp of Vindobona up to present day Vienna – a thrilling experience for the senses. Get to know some of the most important people in Viennese history and listen to what they have to say in the portrait gallery. Visit the 5D cinema, where spectacular effects give you the impression of really living in ancient Vienna. Experience imperial Vienna and learn about the nobility of the Viennese court. Meet the imperial family personally, and create your own impressions of the royal highnesses of the past. With the help of new technology and VR glasses,...

    If you are travelling with teenagers this is quite an suitable and interesting way to engage them in the history of Austria/Vienna. Also very suitable and interesting for adults. The quality of the tour exhibits and presentation was excellent.

  • Vienna: Admission Ticket to the Museum of Illusions

    5. Vienna: Admission Ticket to the Museum of Illusions

    Explore over 70 exhibition pieces at The Museum of Illusions. Suitable for the entire family, train your brain and trick your mind with the mind-boggling puzzles. Defy gravity in an inclined room. Grow and shrink your family and friends in the Ames room. Experience what it feels like to lose the ground underneath your feet at the vortex tunnel. Have your smartphone or camera ready, as there are numerous unique photo opportunities throughout the museum. Break your mind over tricky wooden games and train your brain to think creatively.

    It was quite fun but I would have liked more rooms. The staff were also very helpful.

  • Vienna: Madame Tussauds Admission Ticket

    6. Vienna: Madame Tussauds Admission Ticket

    Experience the glamour and elegance of Austria's capital city and the world of celebrity at Madame Tussauds Vienna. Meet and interact with the personalities that shaped Austrian history and culture and learn about their achievements. Here’s a chance to feel like a celebrity yourself as you mingle with the A-list elite, challenge your favorite sports champions, hop on stage with music legends, and meet icons from the movies on a star-studded journey through Madame Tussauds Vienna. You’ll experience family entertainment at its best on 3 floors and more than 2500 square meters of exhibits. Austrians and tourists alike are inspired by the over 80 wax figures in interactive settings that get visitors involved. 

    Loved this visit, only wish I had a visiting companion with me on the day as I had to ask strangers to take photos for me with the exhibits!

  • Vienna: Chocolatier Workshop with Chocolate Tastings

    7. Vienna: Chocolatier Workshop with Chocolate Tastings

    Become a real chocolatier at our museum and chocolate workshop, where our team will provide you with everything you need from cookware, ingredients, and recipes to craft the tastiest chocolate. No previous cooking experience is needed to guarantee you get the most out of this delectable opportunity. You will be spoilt with various flavors, smells, and tastings while you create 3 unique chocolate bars. With various professional tools, you will temper your chocolate to perfection and make the original "Xocolate" drink, the first chocolate drink as created by the ancient Aztecs.  After the workshop, you will receive the official Chocolate Museum Vienna signed certificate, before being let free to visit the rest of the interactive chocolate museum. Here you can journey deep into the jungle, the homeland of the cocoa plant and learn about cocoa cultivation, while also seeing sculptures of f...

    Der Workshop war insgesamt sehr gut und interessant und das Museum hat uns auch sehr gut gefallen. Das einzige Negative ist, dass die Schokolade, die wir im Shop gekauft haben seit Monaten abgelaufen ist.

  • Vienna: "Sisi's Amazing Journey" Virtual Reality Experience

    8. Vienna: "Sisi's Amazing Journey" Virtual Reality Experience

    Once you have entered the realm of virtual reality, prepare yourself for a magnificent journey. You will be accompanied the whole way by Empress Sisi, valet Ketterl, and the boat's helmsman. First, hear about Sisi's life and listen to exciting details about the empress's most important years in an anecdotal narrative. Then, sit down, lean back, and go on a virtual reality boat ride, with the most modern mobile boat simulators, down below and way above the streets of Vienna. You will travel through the sewer systems of Vienna, encounter Countess Elisabeth Bartoly, a Hungarian noblewoman and notorious murderer, and the virgin victims in her torture chamber. Later on, you land at the Schönbrunn Zoo, where you will be surrounded by penguins. Finish your historical virtual reality experience with a magical flight over Vienna and take in a 360-degree panoramic view.

  • Spanish Riding School: From Stables to Attic Floors Tour

    9. Spanish Riding School: From Stables to Attic Floors Tour

    A tour to provide you with a new perspective of Spanish riding school, from stables to the attic floors. You can visit the Baroque roof structure and see the more than 250 year old wooden roof structural system, which is built from over 2000 wooden pieces. As a highlight of this tour you can climb a ladder and enjoy a unique view (through a small window) of Vienna and come back home with stunning & unique pictures of Vienna's old town. During your guided tour you will also visit the horse stables and see the magnificent winter riding school which presents one of the main works of the Austrian late Baroque. The hall was the largest interior of the Hofburg until the 19th century.

    Very interesting and our guide was very knowledgable, but shame you couldn’t stroke the beautiful horses.

  • Vienna: Panoramic Night Tour by Bus

    10. Vienna: Panoramic Night Tour by Bus

    Experience the most beautiful sights of Vienna at night on this unique tour. Drive around the magnificent Ringstrasse which has a special flair in the evening. During the bus ride, see all major sights in the city including the Parliament, City Hall, Burgtheater, Vienna State Opera, Belvedere Palace, Kunsthistorisches and Natural Museum of History.  Continue the tour to the famous amusement park, where you can see the illuminated Giant Ferris Wheel. Finally, end at the Vienna State Opera where the tour finishes.

    Online guide translation could be a little better But in general enjoyed the tour

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What people are saying about Vienna

Everyone who is in Vienna also has to ride the Ferris wheel on the Prater. Admission was quick. Even if my digital ticket didn't work, the staff was very nice and exchanged it for a standard ticket free of charge.

I would recommend this to anyone really. The history is very interesting and the building is impressive. Our guide explained many different things about all aspects of the Spanish Riding School.

Its fun to see the training. Unfortunately I didn’t know there were different types of tickets so we didn’t have great seats. But we enjoyed it all the same.

Beautiful zoo with loads of animals and restaurant choices. Skip-the-line entry went smooth

Good tour wish I had known about the morning training tour.