Vienna: The Spanish Riding School and Hofburg Palace

There was so much to see in Vienna that it would be impossible to fit it all into one post so let me start with showing you guys The Spanish Riding School and the Hofburg Palace.

The Spanish Riding School was #1 on my list of things to see in Vienna. We were lucky enough to book tickets to one of the last shows before the stallions have their annual summer break. It's a place steeped in tradition and it completely lived up to all my expectations.

The Museum's quarter in Vienna was formerly the imperial stables, but the horses are now stabled across from the Spanish Riding School. There is so much to see and do in Vienna, but with the weather being so glorious we spent most of our time outdoors taking in all the beautiful sights. (I have every intention of going back one winter to explore inside the many museums and palaces.) The Spanish Riding School was pretty much the only time we spent indoors - as well as the show we also booked onto the Behind the Scenes Tour of the facilities, which is worth doing. It's prohibited to take pictures of the horses at any time (for good reason) but I did manage to get a sneaky shot of the stable cat!

 





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  1. Gorgeous photographs! Although I want to go to Vienna, I haven't done much research on what there is to do/see there. Am I the last person to know about the riding school? Well if so, now I know about it thanks to you!

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    1. Haha maybe! I grew up around horses and it's a big deal in horsey circles. The school occasionally travels to perform abroad and I was lucky enough to see them in Manchester when I was little. But nothing beats seeing them perform in this setting x

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