Riegersburg castle is one of the most popular excursion destinations in Styria. It houses exhibitions and the raptor centre that are amongst the highlights of the region. The art of falconry is brought to life here and made accessible. Highly trained and qualified falconers take care of the animals and put on impressive flight displays for visitors. Europe’s only raptor centre, it is a top-rated zoo and thus sets new standards for species-appropriate and state-of-the-art animal husbandry. The raptor centre is part of an international breeding programme for the conservation of endangered raptor and owl species and was the first facility in Austria successfully to breed bald eagles. The eagles can be viewed in their natural environment. You watch the sky, astonished, as the mighty birds plummet down towards the lure. www.greifvogelschau.at