There are more than 180 birds of 48 different species, ranging from the huge condors to small owls, in Adlerwarte Berlebeck - the oldest center in Europe for the study of birds of prey. The ornithological station was opened in 1939 by Kati and Adolf Deppe. As it‘s near the monument to Hermann in the Teutoburg Forest, the center attracts many visitors, up to 100,000 per year. The main highlight of the program is the show in which the center staff let predators to fly freely. Visitors can observe this impressive show from a specially equipped terrace with panoramic views.
The Information and Training Center offers a variety of information about birds of prey, the history of falconry. There you can also learn about the principles of training of birds of prey. Adlerwarte Berlebeck is open to visitors from March to November. To complete the picture of impressions, you can visit a nearby theme park - Vogelpark Heiligenkirchen. Animals live there, but still the majority of the inhabitants are birds- more than a thousand in total - from around the world. The parrots collection is particularly a good one. Many of them are tame and willingly allow themselves to be stroked and fed.