Vienna: The City of Ethereal Horses~

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Vienna is full of gorgeous horses, in the flesh and depicted in stunning classical statues all over the city.

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There are the famous Lipizzaner stallions housed in the equally famous Spanish Riding School.

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And there are beautiful carriage horses working all over the magical city.

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The Lipizzaner stallions are one of the oldest breeds in Europe.

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I viewed them several times not performing but during their morning exercise.

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I prefer seeing horses more naturally.

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The stallions are brought to Vienna when they are four year olds and are then trained in classical dressage.

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There are only 3,000 Lipizzaner’s registered worldwide.

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Vienna is an incredibly beautiful city and horse lovers will find much to admire in addition to the incomparable art, architecture, history, music and culture. And please don’t forget the Viennese pastry! I certainly cannot. I would like to be beamed there right now for some delectable pastry mit schlag (with whipping cream), thank you very much!

Cheers to you from the horse (and schlag) loving Holler!

124 thoughts on “Vienna: The City of Ethereal Horses~

  1. Cindy, Vienna, is so beautiful!!!!. All of those classical statues all over the city makes city so beautiful. We have been their in spring for singing concerts. We did see some of the Mr. Don Giovanni, Opera by W. A. Mozart’s Opera’ in Vienna.

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    • The Vienna Opera House is quite remarkable isn’t it and I share your love of the city. My husband is a devoted lifelong opera lover and Don Giovanni is perfect to see in Vienna. We visited Mozart’s childhood home in Salzburg which I highly recommend!

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