Piber Digital

Digitisation of the immaterial and material cultural heritage around the breeding of the Lippizaner

(press release 2021)

The Spanish Riding School (SRS) together with the internationally renowned Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology started an ambitious research project in November 2020 at the Lipizzaner Stud Piber in Styria, Austria.

The research initiative of the management of the Spanish Riding School has the goal of transforming the intangible cultural heritage of mankind into a living sustainable resource for shaping the future development of the stud, strengthening regional economic development and promoting cultural tourism at the birthplace and kindergarten of the Lipizzaner. Together with the renowned archaeologist and Austrian Scientist of the Year 2015, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Neubauer, Director of the LBI ArchPro, the cultural heritage in Piber was digitized and transformed into virtual space in order to preserve it in the long term, make it accessible to all and use it to promote regional, national and European identity, thus securing it sustainably for future generations.



Wolfgang Neubauer
Wolfgang Neubauer
Professor of Archaeology

My research interests include Archaeological Stratigraphy, Geophysical Prospection and 3D Laser Scanning.