Introduction to traditional archery



Discover traditional archery thanks to a training course offered in the Riviera of Gambarogno’s heart. On the Dügn clearing, in a valuable naturalistic context, the archer Marco Nussbaum will guide you through the learning of this ancient and noble art.

Archery field:

  • The training course takes place at Marco Nussbaum’s workshop, which is found in Via Cantonale 176, Magadino (behind the ski fence)
  • The archery field of the Società Arcieri del Dügn (Archery Society of the Dügn) is located on a clearing on top of Piazzogna, and it features 3D targets


  • historical anecdotes on an activity over 10'000 years old
  • discover your dominant eye
  • safety standards to follow before and after shooting the arrow
  • preparation, shooting and shooting positioning
  • nock, draw, natural arrow release and bow withholding
  • preparatory breathing and target focusing techniques
  • archery field in the private park of the Dügn Archery Club

Private training for an adult:

  • Archery and arrows building private training
  • Duration: 8 hours over a flexible number of days depending on the availability of the participant. Even after 5.30 p.m
  • Price: CHF 300

Training for children:

  • Duration: 5 hours over 2 days
  • Maximum number of participants: 2
  • The first 2 training hours take place at the workshop of Magadino (Via Cantonale 176). The remaining 3 training hours take place at the archery field in Piazzogna
  • Price: CHF 90

Introductory training for groups:

  • Duration: 3 hours, from 9.30 a.m to 12.30 p.m
  • Maximum number of participants: 5
  • Price: CHF 60 per person.


  • Available for participants: longbows, armguards and wood arrows made with goose, swan and turkey feathers


  • Contact Marco Nussbaum, Longbow archer, FAAS member, 0041 79 621 76 25, [email protected]
  • Languages spoken: Italian, German, French and English


  • Suitable for families

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