Aigner’s Falconry 2018-05-30T11:41:15+00:00

Aigner’s Falconry

The Birds of prey station

Heldenberg’s wildlife was expanded in 2015 with Aigner’s Falkenhof Birds of prey park. During a walk through the raptor park, visitors will encounter a variety of impressive predatory birds. Birds to marvel at include: peregrine falcons, Saker falcons, kestrels, eagle owls, barn owls, great grey owls, little owls, jackal buzzards, Harris’ hawks, long-legged buzzards, golden eagles, bald eagles, wedge-tailed eagles, striated caracaras, griffon vultures, and much more.

Video: This is how the falcon, Karl-Heinz, sees the world – Watch the video

Mission Statement

Species-appropriate animal welfare is a top priority at the Falkenhof, where visitors can see and be convinced of the daily work for themselves and understand falconry. Aigner’s Falkenhof is also committed to the animal conservation and tries to implement this with a variety of offspring. The protection of birds of prey is a big investment here!

Flying demonstrations

A special highlight at the Falkenhof are the flying demonstrations. Here you can experience raptors flying at breathtaking speed, their daredevil dives, and their falconry training. Visitors will learn interesting facts about the population, habitat, hunting possibilities, and choice of prey for the Raptors.

Children’s program and workshops

For children, Falkenhof has tailored offers for groups and schools. We try to give the children an understanding of raptor ornithology, educational knowledge about the animal world, their habitats, their hunting, the history of falconry, and much more. Individual falconry workshops for young and old are also offered, where you can experience a day as a falconer.

Further information can be found directly at www.falkenhof-heldenberg.com.
Photos: Eveline Hollinger; www.fotografiehollinger.at

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COMBINED Ticket Birds of Prey & Neolithic Village

The Birds of prey station (see below)

Adults€ 7,00
Groups / Senior citizens/ People with disabilities/Youth/Austrian military recruits€ 6,00
Children up to 5 years of agefree of charge
Children up to 14 years of age / school groups€ 4,00
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children)€ 15,00

BIRDS OF PREY SHOW – Aigner’s Falkenhof (surcharge on combined ticket Falkenhof p.P.)

Experience birds of prey up close in a stunning flight demonstration!

Surcharge Birds of Prey Show – Adults€ 4,50
Surcharge Birds of Prey Show – Groups / Senior citizens/ Youth€ 3,50
Children up to 5 years of agefree of charge
Surcharge Birds of Prey Show – Children up to 14 years of age / school groups€ 2,00
Surcharge Birds of Prey Show – Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children)€ 10,00

Combine this highlight with another point of interest, or take advantage of our guided tours. Find more details on our website under admission charges.

  • April and October:
    Tuesday to Sunday 9am – 5pm
  • May – September:
    Tuesday to Sunday, 9am – 6pm
  • Monday ONLY open on public holiday

Next to the Neolithic village, you can find Aigner’s Falkenhof, home to the kings of the skies. A tour of the park reveals a variety of native predatory birds in their species-appropriate aviaries. The daily flying demonstrations of the birds are a special experience, as visitors learn interesting facts about the population, habitat, hunting opportunities and choice of prey for the raptors.

  • Tour of the Aigner’s Falkenhof Birds of prey station
  • Introduction to raptors / predatory birds
  • Native birds such as falcons, hawks, buzzards, and many more.
  • Visit of the Stone Age village/Neolithic village with the circular ditch enclosure.

Group price € 6,00 / Person


FLYING DEMONSTRATIONS AT AIGNER’S FALKENHOF

Training flights of predatory birds with mock bait, recall to hand, etc.
By individual arrangement, not included in the package
Duration approx. 30 min., additional charge € 3,50 / per person

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Next to the Neolithic village, you can find Aigner’s Falkenhof, home to the kings of the skies. A tour of the park reveals a variety of native raptors in their species-appropriate aviaries. The daily flying demonstrations of the predatory birds are a special experience, as visitors learn interesting facts about the population, habitat, hunting opportunities and choice of prey for the birds.

Group rate: € 4 / student


GUIDED TOUR OF THE Aigner’s Falkenhof Birds of prey STATION

Introduction to raptor ornithology and native birds such as falcons, hawks, buzzards, and many others.
Duration approx. 45 min., Surcharge € 2.00 / per student


FLYING DEMONSTRATIONS AT AIGNER’S FALKENHOF

Training flights with mock bait, recall to hand, etc.
Training flights of predatory birds with mock bait, recall to hand, etc.
By individual arrangement, not included in the package
Duration approx. 45 min., additional charge € 2 / per student

Weitere Schul- und Jugendangebote

Parking spaces

There are parking spaces for disabled persons right next to the entrance area. Our signs will show you the way.

For persons with special needs, there is a reduced admission price upon presentation of proof of eligibility. Accompanying persons are admitted free of charge if they are registered on the card or proof of eligibility.

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities are located near both cashiers.

Getting around within the excursion destination

From the handicapped Parking at the main cash desk, you can reach the cashier area via a ramp, where you can access the Classic Car Museum on the same level without any barriers.

The Cafe Heldenberg and the English Garden are accessible from this level via an elevator. The paths in the English Garden are nature trails and easily accessible except for the Schneckenberg.

The path to the Lipizzaner stables is difficult for people with limited mobility and wheelchairs. For this reason, we ask you to inform our staff. You can drive directly to the stables after consultation and our staff will pick you up there and accompany you to the meeting point for the tours.

The Radetzky Memorial is accessible except for the crypt. For the park, there is a barrier-free entrance. Please contact our staff. Access to the Neolithic village and Aigner’s Falkenhof consists exclusively of nature paths, which could present an obstacle for a visit. Visiting these two attractions is possible only with assistance, as the way leads up over a rising terrain.

Das Cafe Heldenberg und der Englische Garten sind von dieser Ebene aus über einen Lift erreichbar. Die Wege im Englischen Garten sind Naturwege und bis auf den Schneckenberg gut begehbar.

Der Fußweg zu den Lipizzaner Stallungen ist für Personen mit eingeschränkter Bewegung und mit Rollstuhl nur schwer begehbar. Aus diesem Grund bitten wir Sie, unserem Personal Bescheid zu geben. Sie können nach Rücksprache direkt zu den Stallungen zufahren, unser Personal holt Sie dort ab und begleitet Sie zu dem Treffpunkt der Führungen.

Die Radetzky Gedenkstätte ist bis auf die Gruft barrierefrei. Für die Parkanlage gibt es einen barrierefreien Eingang. Bitte wenden Sie sich an unsere Mitarbeiter. Der Zugang zum Neolithischen Dorf und zum Falkenhof Aigner besteht ausschließlich aus Naturwegen, die ein Hindernis für eine Besichtigung sein könnten. Der Besuch dieser beiden Attraktionen ist ausschließlich mit Assistenz möglich, da der Weg über ein ansteigendes Gelände führt.