Visit the world famous Spanish Riding School.
Yes, this is definitely where the famous Lippizaner horses train and catch a glimpse of the spectacle of horses prancing about on tiptoe! A sight NOT to be missed. Please do ensure that you book your excursion here well in advance. Your hotel concierge will be able to help you with such minute details O.K.?? However, if you can't manage to get tickets to the above event.... and as an alternative without prior arrangement, there is always the Lipizzaner Museum in the Stallburg (Reitschulgasse 2) to amuse you. Have fun!
If you like horses then this is a must. Beautiful show, beautiful horses, beautiful building. Worth its cost.
The Spanish Riding School of Vienna (Spanische Reitschule) is the one of the oldest Riding School in the world. The presentations of classical dressage have been open to the public since 1920.
The Spanish Riding school has displays and performances by the famous Lippanzer horses of the Imperial court.
I couldn't resist this colourful view of the Stephansdom and the advertising column with a pink and gold horse!
If you go to the Spanish Riding School (inside the Hofburg Palace), then you'll get to keep one of these cool entrance tickets! Definately a must-keep sovenier.
Ooh, I found another photo of the beautiful Spanish Riding School horses. Another must see for Vienna.