Travel Tuesday – Vienna

Travel Tuesday – Vienna

I think every horse person wants to go to Vienna.  I’ve been fortunate to get to go twice.  My first trip was with school, and I skipped out on a scheduled activity to have an afternoon to myself at the Spanish Riding School museum.  The second time I went with Tim, and was able to see the morning exercises.

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Unfortunately, we couldn’t book a stable tour like I had hoped… so that just means I need to go to Vienna a third time, right?

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Inside the morning exercises, photography is very forbidden.  I am not a great rule follower when it comes to that, and I snuck my camera in anyway.  I knew better than to use the flash, but only got a few blurry photos before a slew of angry tourists told me to stop taking photos.  I think they thought it would scare the horses, and the horses were very special and not to be scared.

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I don’t know enough German to say there was no way my non-flash photography would scare these stallions, so I just shrugged and put up my camera.

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Even outside the riding school, horses saturate Vienna.

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It’s one of my husband’s least favorite European cities, and one of my top favorites.  Sure, it’s expensive and crowded but I think it’s something special.

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What are your opinions on this horsey European city?

11 thoughts on “Travel Tuesday – Vienna

  1. When I was a kid I watched Disney’s Miracle of the White Stallions and thought I would grow up to work with these horses… Sadly I have not yet been, my husband has and specifically went and brought me back some souvenirs.. One day I’ll go for sure!

  2. I’ve not been to Vienna, but I have been to several other European cities/countries. i ADORE Europe. I love everything about it, especially the people. We’ll be in Portugal this summer (we’re driving the entire country over a two week period), and I’ve already contacted a woman about a riding day. Austria hasn’t been on our short list, but hopefully we’ll make it someday. :0)

  3. I was very lucky to get see the horses perform. I was with a group of school kids and they all thought it was super boring, but I thought it was pretty amazing! I wish I had gotten to spend more time there and do a stable tour.

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