Falconeria Locarno, Locarno

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#1 of 47 in Outdoors in Canton of Ticino
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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  • Stops time and let yourself be carried away by emotions. For adults and children each their own pleasure.
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  • With beautiful birds and a show where the latter you touch the scalp, how not to put the best notes. I recommend to anyone who likes a both or can the animals or who would want to watch these mythical birds in my eyes. Tip: If you want to see the birds closely when they don't move too much, put you at the edge of the stage, trainers wear on their arms to these places on the duration of the show
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  • A close look at those wonderful birds of prey was really exciting! Recommend a visit because it really deserves. Falconry is well taken care of and allows everyone to admire his guests. The marabu are impressive:)
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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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Where to stay in Locarno

Overlooking the waterfront of Lake Maggiore, picturesque Locarno has plenty to offer in terms of accommodations. A collection of charming, mid-market, family-run guesthouses and bed and breakfasts dot the shoreline, where you can enjoy a cozy stay in this vacation spot. On the east side of the cape stretches a long promenade, while the west side features a beach and public pool; immediate access to these depends on the position of your lodging. A little further inland you'll find a couple of hostels, a good option for budget-minded travelers willing to compromise on view.
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