Eulenpark
Eulenpark

Owl Park San Vigilio

The Owl Park San Vigilio in San Vigilio di Marebbe is home to 90 birds, mainly owls and screech owls.

The Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park is home to five of the owl species living in South Tyrol. In the wild, however, they are very rarely seen, because they are not only nocturnal, their flight is also absolutely silent. Flying is the wrong term, because owls and screech owls show no signs of exertion: They glide through the air as if they were weightless. If you still want to see them from close up, you can pay a visit to the owl park of falconer Mario: it is located in the Val Badia, idyllically situated in the middle of the mountain world, right next to the "Ciamaor Beach".

Around 90 birds live here, which you can get to know during a visit or - in high summer - during an educational guided tour, a flight demonstration or a night hike. These include Johann, the barn owl, and the enchanting owl offspring in early summer, which reaches an impressive size in just a few weeks. Did you know that the barn owl is one of the most widespread bird species, even though you hardly ever see it? Or that the cute tawny owl has a wingspan of almost 1 metre?

In the Owl Park San Vigilio - "Eulenpark St. Vigil" in German and "Parco delle Civette a San Vigilio" in Italian -, owl chicks are born under expert supervision and control, information on endangered species is provided and immersion in a world of its own is possible, dedicated to the masters of silent flight and the king of the Alps, the golden eagle. The animals were all born in captivity, but injured animals are also cared for - in collaboration with the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park - in order to preserve these wonderful birds and bring them closer to the visitor. A very special gift idea is to adopt an owl, e.g. a snowy owl like Harry Potter's Hedwig. And how can the park be reached? It is located at the Ciamaor Sports Centre in San Vigilio di Marebbe, about 17 km from Brunico in the Val Pusteria. There are plenty of parking spaces, and the shuttle service stops here.

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Opening times

  • Mon 30 Jan closed
  • Tue 31 Jan closed
  • Wed 01 Feb closed
  • Thu 02 Feb closed
  • Fri 03 Feb 17:00 - 18:30
  • Sat 04 Feb closed
  • Sun 05 Feb closed

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Hunters of the Night (guided tour) (12/30/2022 - 03/31/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 17:00 - 18:30
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

visit without guide:
€ 15.00 adults
€ 15.00 young people (13-18 years)
€ 10.00 children (5-12 years)
€ 3.00 toddlers (0-4 years)

Hunters of the Night (guided tour):
€ 18.00 adults
€ 18.00 young people (13-18 years)
€ 12.00 children (5-12 years)

More information

In winter (November to May), the Owl Park is open only upon request: Tuesday to Sunday by calling +39 393 8755424. Furthermore, from Dec 30, 2022, to March 31, 2023, there are guided tours "Hunters of the Night": every Friday at 5 pm, reservation needed by calling +39 0474 501037.

The Owl Park is open also in summer, the summer season 2023 will start in early June.

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