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Falconeria Locarno, Locarno
(4.6/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Falconeria Locarno part of your personalized Locarno itinerary using our Locarno vacation generator.
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  • I bring friends, grandchildren and children of friends; each time is an excuse to go see my friends raptors that always move me to their pride. Great staff who looks after them with love and respect. Recommend the show, always very exciting, both for adults and especially for children and teenagers
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  • The air show was impressive. A very entertaining program is available with different birds. The detailed information is very useful. Really great.
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  • This is place to come with children. Very interesting show. They seem a bit desperate in autumn charging extra 2.- for pony riding which last time we came in summer was included in the already pricey ...  more »
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  • We watched the show for an hour, it was raining yet it still went on and the birds were fabulous, very well trained and my kids loved how they flew over our heads. We spent about half an hour looking at all the birds in their enclosures, would have spent longer but it was raining. There is a small cafe, gift shop with lovely items for kids, and a playground. We caught the local bus to and from the venue.
  • A great morning. The birds were incredible and the show very entertaining.
  • Show is fun.
  • great show!
  • Really great show! When you're in Locarno you should come here! Is only 15 minutes from the Piazza Grande and is very leichz to find! There are only a few minutes with public Transport! The show lasts about 60 minutes and is really impressive! The whole animal diversity is really great. The Vorfühungs site is really nicely designed! The show will be performed in Italian and German! Really recommended!
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