Let yourself be approached and tamed by the most amazing birds of prey in the world in the ruins of a medieval castle classified as a historical monument!
Nestled in the heart of the Haut-Koenigsbourg Massif in Alsace, this open-air observatory has allowed several generations of visitors to be approached and tamed by the most astonishing birds of prey from every continent in the world, for more than half a century.
Today, the first visited aviary in France, the Volerie des Aigles protects under its wing a large family of more than 80 birds of prey from 30 different species and offers ideal observation conditions and direct contact with the caretakers via commented flight presentations, open-air tours and thematic animations.
The dexterity of eagles, the acrobatics of kites, the dizzying speed of falcons, the silent flight of owls, the closeness of vultures or the ingenuity of the Egyptian vulture… The immersion in the world of birds of prey, previously unexplored by the visitors, is total!
Average duration 2h
Languages spoken French, English, German
Difficulty Suitable for all
Prices & opening times
From 26.03.2022 to 13.11.2022
Individual rates : Free under 5 years old 7,00 € – Children from 5 to 14 years old 11,00 € – Adults (from 15 years old)
Group rates* : Free under 3 years old 5,50 € – Children from 3 to 17 years old 8,50 € – Adult (from 18 years old)
Reduced rates**: Free under 5 years old 6,00 € – Children from 5 to 14 years old 9,50 € – Adult (from 15 years old)
* Group rates apply: from 20 people. ** Reduced rates apply (upon presentation of proof): to students (post baccalaureate), disabled persons, Cezam cards, guide routard, passport gîte Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin, Haut-Koenigsbourg shuttle ticket.
Commented flight presentation (40min)
Thematic animations (25 min - variable hours)
3 self-guided tours including a children's audio tour (45min)
Variable schedules according to the season: consult www.voleriedesaigles.com
Place(s) to eat nearby
Refreshments and snacks on site (depending on the period)
Animals not allowed (even on a leash)
Know before you go
- Access parking > entrance : 10 min (walking path through the forest) - Reservation NOT necessary - Tickets purchase : online or on site (ticket office closes 10 min after the beginning of the last presentation of the day) - Strollers and wheelchairs : accessible presentation area and aviaries, restricted access to the high castle
What to bring
Sunscreen, recommended baby carrier, headphones for smart phone (for the child audio course)
A unique proximity with more than 80 birds of prey from 30 different species
A team of passionate & available carers to answer your questions