Helpful information for your unforgettable visit to the Lipizzan stud Piber!
Is the stud farm barrier-free?
Our stud can also be visited in or with a wheelchair or pram. Due to the location of the stud with slight inclines and slopes, we recommend a visit with an escort. A disabled parking space is located on the hill to the left of the entrance to the stud interior (turnstile), opposite the Schüttkasten (museum).
Can I visit the stud with my dog? What do I have to watch out for?
Dogs are not allowed at events on the stud grounds (e.g. the Lipizzaner Festival) or on guided tours of the alpine pastures!
How do I get to the Lipizzaner Stud by public transport?
Coming from Vienna (approx. 4 hours): By train from Vienna main station to Graz main station. Then take a GKB train from Graz to Köflach. From Köflach station, take bus 702 to Piber Schloss, Piber Fesselweg or Piber Hagen Knobelbergsiedlung (duration: approx. 20 minutes). From the bus stop to the stud farm entrance, please allow a walk of approx. 10 minutes. Please note that bus line 702 only operates from Monday to Friday. At weekends, taxis are available at the taxi rank at Köflach station.
Coming from Graz (approx. 1 hour): Take a GKB train from Graz to Köflach. From Köflach station, take bus 702 to the Piber Schloss, Piber Fesselweg or Piber Hagen Knobelbergsiedlung stop (duration: approx. 20 minutes). From the bus stop to the stud farm entrance, please allow a walk of approx. 10 minutes. Please note that bus line 702 only operates from Monday to Friday. At weekends, taxis are available at the taxi rank at Köflach station.
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How do I get to the stud farm by car/bus?
Coordinates for the navigation system: 47°04'48.4 "N 15°06'01.6 "E
Address: Piber 1, 8580 Köflach
Coming from Vienna/Graz/Klagenfurt (A2): Take the Mooskirchen or Packsattel exit, then follow the B70 in the direction of Voitsberg/Köflach/Bärnbach, following the signs to Lipizzanergestüt Piber / Bundesgestüt Piber.
Coming from Vienna/Salzburg (A1/A9): Take the A1 exit Sattledt in the direction of Slovenia/Graz/Kirchdorf and join the A9. Continue on the A9 until you reach the Peggau-Deutschfeistritz junction. Continue on federal and country roads via Stübing, Gschnaidt, Eggartsberg and Afling to Piberegg.
Are there any parking spaces on site?
There are plenty of parking spaces for visitors and buses at the foot of the hill of Piber Castle and Stud Farm. Please take into account the 5-10 minute walk from the car park to the stud!
What restaurants and cafés are there nearby?
The Café Restaurant Piber offers refreshing drinks and culinary delights during its opening hours. The café's sun terrace invites you to relax and linger! In addition, culinary events are also planned throughout the year.
Where can I stay overnight in the area?
The tourism office of the Graz region will be happy to provide you with overnight accommodation suggestions and recommendations.
What are the current Covid 19 measures at the stud?
According to the regulations of the federal government, visits to the Lipizzaner stud are currently possible without restrictions. For the sake of everyone's health, all employees in contact with customers wear an FFP2 mask.
How much does a ticket cost?
The ticket price varies depending on the experience, service or event. The price of a day ticket for an adult (without a guided tour) is EUR 16.00. A day ticket including a guided tour costs EUR 19.00. Prices may vary in the winter season. We offer discounts for children, schoolchildren, students, senior citizens and people with disabilities. The price information for the other events and experiences can be found under the respective event or experience. More information about the events and experiences.
How much does a guided tour cost?
Each ticket for a guided tour automatically includes one day's admission, i.e. you are free to move around the stud farm outside the guided tour during the respective opening hours. The price for a day ticket incl. guided tour depends on the age (child, young person, adult, senior citizen,...) and the type of booking (public guided tour or individual (travel) group booking). A ticket for a public guided tour costs EUR 19.00 for an adult. Find out about the numerous discounts and reductions within the framework of our cooperations. Prices may vary in winter season.
What services are included in my day admission ticket?
The standard day admission ticket (incl. or excl. guided tour) includes numerous experiences at the stud.
- Mares with foals
- Training and representative mares
- Stallions of the Spanish Riding School (breeding and boarding stallions)
- Admission to the museum with the exhibition "Follow the herd
- Admission to the carriage house with the exhibition of historic carriages
Please note that some experiences at the stud vary in time. For more information on the included services and experiences, please click here.
Current opening hours
stud & shop (till 31st of October)
everyday: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
The stables are closed from 12 to 1 pm due to the rest of the Lipizzaner.
You can find all other opening hours here.
Spanische Hofreitschule - Lipizzanergestüt Piber