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The Spanish Riding School

The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the only institution in the world where the classic equestrian skills (haute ├ęcole) has been preserved and is still practiced in its original form.

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.