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Falconeria Locarno, Locarno
(4.6/5 based on 340+ 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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  • For the first time, a "winter show" visits to 1400 hrs. I know the project for the last 20 years, the very first beginnings I had besuchtt in Carona at the southern end of Lago Maggiore! The gardens of Falconeria is even more beautiful, new enclosure for additional animals (storks and Marabous). Under Falconiere, he is with these birds to train for a presentation next year. The always impressive show with the numerous birds of prey of the OWL until the Eagle, excellent comments in german and Italian, is every time a great experience, thank you very much - the photo session with the UHU is almost a must, and even a cheap souvenir!
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  • I loved it! Above all, the show was great, but without removing the "exposure" of falcho which is very interesting. I'd recommend it to everyone even if you're not passionate about Falcons
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  • I have visited the Falconeria in Locarno two times. Each time it was an extravaganza! For those who love nature, this is a must. The staff of the Falconeria take care of the entire area very well, and...  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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