Falconeria Locarno, Locarno

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Learn more about the ancient art of falconry and watch live demonstrations at Falconeria Locarno. Originating 4,000 years ago on the Asian plains, this form of hunting was first brought to Europe by Emperor Frederick II of Hohenstaufen after visiting Arabia. Watch falcons, eagles, owls, vultures, and other birds of prey take part in acrobatic flights right in front of and above you. Commentary on the characteristics of each species and the history of falconry are given during the show, but only in German and Italian. Between shows, checkout the aviaries, grab a snack, speak with the falconers, or walk the grounds. Check the website for more information and daily show times. Falconeria Locarno is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Locarno Edition.
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  • Our toddler loves birds, so this was a must-do activity for us in Locarno. The show was about 45 minutes and it didn't disappoint. There were a large variety of birds of prey in the show and they get ...  more »
  • Really nice and exciting spectacle that lasts almost an hour. Falconers explain well and many sights of prey that can be seen up close, really fly over their heads ... and in some cases we walk over:)
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  • We were in the Falconerie in Locarno and have enjoyed it. The show was just wow. Unfortunately, I found a bit too small cages so a point deduction
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  • Amazing show with exotic birds. This is an amazing way to spend some hours in a different way. The show last about 1hr and is in Italian/German. It is also possible to view all the birds in a zoo-like environment. Highly recommended.
  • Many different birds from different places. It was amazing to watch them fly and move. I think it would be even better if there were some recordings in English, like there are in French.
  • A good surprise. It is essentially a pray bird zoo, but it is very well kept and the birds are visibly loved and very well taken care off. 11am/3pm twice daily show is the highlight, and it is well done. In spite of cheesy music, spectators get to see owls, eagles, bearded gipaets and other species from up close, in a beautiful setting. And the show provides for a challenging photo opportunity.
  • The show is good and the place is not that crowded but i think the show should be in english also
  • Great park with birds. Shows at 11:00 & 15:00. The shows are amasing. Birds are trained very well & fligh close to the viewers.

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