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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. Make Falconeria Locarno part of your personalized Locarno itinerary using our Locarno vacation generator.
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  • Very well organized, entrance with the transition to all the birds that live in cages and they are running the show numbers. Friendly and cooperative staff, the show is impressive: congratulations!
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  • This was an amazing experience. The narration was in italian which we didn't understand, but that didn't matter as the show itself was stunning! At times there were so many birds flying at once you di...  more »
  • Afternoon during the Christmas season with my three year old daughter. The 45 minutes of the show are "flown"! Really well done and exciting. Complete with grandstands with heated seats! In addition to the exhibition there are cages to see and a small playground. Is a particular environment that you forget to be in Locarno.
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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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