Falconry has a long tradition

Some four thousand years ago, people were already enriching their diet by hunting with trained birds of prey. The Middle Ages saw the peak of hunting for animals and feathered game. At Falkenstein Castle in the Harz, that ancient art is brought back to life.

From March to October, various birds of prey (eagle owls, falcons and eagles) can be seen at the falconry – not hunting prey, but flying freely. The speed of a falcon flying to the lure or an eagle making a high-speed dive from incredible heights are a unique experience.

Demonstration times | March to October
Tuesdays to Fridays: 11.30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Weekends | public holidays | school holidays* 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
* Pentecost and summer holidays in Saxony-Anhalt
Times may differ during events (including the days spent preparing and cleaning up afterwards).