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. 

During the one-hour Birds of Prey Show 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 with its Birds of Prey Show is a truly fascinating highlight and a must-see attraction of any visit to Mayrhofen in the summer!

Tip: Birds of Prey Path

Learn about Birds of Prey already on your way to the Birds of Prey show! The Birds of Prey Path with interesting information panels starts at the Ahornbahn mountain station and leads right down to the Eagle's Stage Ahorn!



Anniversary year


At an altitude of 2,000 meters, the unique natural stage has been home to eagles, hawks, falcons and owls for 10 years already. To celebrate the anniversary year, all children (born after 01/01/2004) get free admission to the Birds of Prey Show on 10. June, 10. July, 10. August and 10. October.

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Birds of Prey Show – Facts:

  • The Birds of Prey Show takes place daily at 2:00 p.m. from mid-June to mid-October (no shows on Tuesdays).
  • Duration: Approximately 1 hour, admission from 1:45 p.m.
  • You can reach the Eagle’s Stage Ahorn easily in a 10-minute walk from the Ahornbahn mountain station.
  • The Eagle’s Stage Ahorn is open daily from 10.00 to 12.00 a.m. (closed Wednesdays). Admission is free.
  • 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 as the birds are anything but shy.

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.


  • 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
  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Information about the special features of the Eagle’s Stage Ahorn
  • Information about the profession of a falconer (career path and requirements)
  • Information about ornithology and animal protection
  • Insights into the daily routine of a falconer
  • Lunch break: The package is bookable with or withour lunch at the Café-Bistro Kunstraum
  • Birds of Prey Show at 2:00 p.m.
  • Booking: Possible at any Mayrhofner Bergbahnen cash desk or by calling 0043 (0) 5285 62277. Please sign up by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
  • Barrier-free access
  • Clothing: We recommend closed shoes