Falconeria Locarno, Locarno

4.6
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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  • Beautiful place, superlative. The whole area is very, very well cared for. The show is fantastic, commented at the same time in Italian/German. The prices for the entrance are above average, probably thought especially for tourists. For those who are local usually this type of show is not particularly accessible. But at least 1 time in life you must have seen it! It's a dream! For young and old alike. The show takes place under open sky, so, from May onwards, bring capellini and sunscreen for the children, and plenty of water for them.
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  • I thought an hour-long show with raptors was going to be boring... well no! On the contrary! Almost all raptors are presented with their peculiarities in a rhythmic and very informative show. Just a pity that it is only in German and Italian;-)
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  • One of the many places I checked out whilst I was visiting a friend of mine in Switzerland, the Falconeria was a very worthwhile visit. The various birds they had on display were amazing to look at, and the main draw of the venue, the falconry show, was a real treat to watch, getting to witness the birds in action, as well as getting a chance to see them up close. If you're visiting the Locarno area or just live close by, swing round and check it out, it's more than worth your while.
  • Great show. All birds look in good shape but they don't listen sometimes and it creates funny situations.
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