Eagle's Stage Ahorn

Birds of prey up close

When as many as 800 spectators hold their breath at the same time, you can really feel the excitement at the Eagle’s Stage Ahorn in Mayrhofen im Zillertal. That’s where the kings of the sky hover just inches above the heads of spectators before diving down to grab some bait, providing for some unforgettable moments at 2,000 meters above sea level. Accompanied by his wife Waltraud, Didi Wechselberger, manager of the highest-altitude Birds of Prey station in Europe, lets you experience these aerial acrobats up close and in action. 

You will get to observe eagles, owls, buzzards, falcons, and other majestic birds up close, marvel at their spectacular aerial acrobatics, and learn all about their skills and habits from our two falconers. The Eagle’s Stage Ahorn is a truly fascinating highlight and a must-see attraction of any visit to Mayrhofen in the summer!
 

Download the current flyer for the Eagles Stage Ahorn as a PDF here!

Eagle's Stage Ahorn – Facts:

  • You can reach the Eagle’s Stage Ahorn easily in a 10-minute walk from the Ahornbahn mountain station.
  • Birds of Prey Show daily (except Tuesday) at 2:00 p.m.
  • Visitors can enter the Eagle’s Stage Ahorn free of charge from July to September, daily (except Wednesday) between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Falconers with their Birds of Prey are looking forward to seeing you there.
  • Barrier-free access to the Eagle's Stage Ahorn. We offer a transport from the mountain station of the Ahornbahn for handicapped persons and wheelcair users on request. 
  • We recommend to wear closed shoes.
  • Booking possible at any Mayrhofner Bergbahnen cash desk or online via www.myzillertal.app 

Falconry Backstage

Be a falconer for a day

 

Every Wednesday from June to October you have the unique opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at Europe’s highest-altitude birds of prey station. Accompanied by our falconers, you will enjoy a very special day with our majestic birds.

 

For two hours in the morning, you will learn all the important facts about the Eagle’s Stage Ahorn, the profession of a falconer, and the fascinating features of the animals. You will also join the falconers as they feed and care for the birds and you will be given plenty of useful information about the protection of animals and the preservation of nature in the Alps.

 

And then, at 2:00 p.m., well prepared with all of your background knowledge and from the best seats in the house, you can finally enjoy the moment you’ve been waiting for, the Birds of Prey Show.

Facts

  • Mid-June to mid-October, every Wednesday morning from 10.00 to 12.00 a.m. Please register in advance.
  • Meeting time and place: 10.00 a.m. at the entrance to the Eagle’s Stage Ahorn, a 10-minute walk from the Ahornbahn mountain station
  • Information about the special features of the Eagle’s Stage Ahorn, about the profession of a falconer (career path and requirements) as well as about ornithology and animal protection and insights into the daily routine of a falconer
  • Enough time for a lunch break
  • Birds of Prey Show at 2:00 p.m.
  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Unfortunately, people with reduced mobility cannot take part
  • Maximum number of participants: 10 people
  • Clothing: We recommend closed shoes
  • Booking until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday: Possible at any Mayrhofner Bergbahnen cash desk, by calling 0043 (0) 5285 62277 or online via www.myzillertal.app 

NEW: Falkneroase

around the reservoir

“De arte venandi cum avibus!” – know what that means? No? In that case, off you go up Mount Ahorn to the new Falkneroase! This is an activity centre with seven hands-on stations around the reservoir giving you a wealth of information on the history of falconry, the equipment used by falconers, our indigenous Birds of Prey and lots of other fascinating facts.