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Cattle procession "Almabtrieb"

The cattle procession "Almabtrieb" is an annual event in the alpine region of Austria. Come end of August / September cattle that usually spends the summer up in the Alps is being escorted down into the valley. The most beautiful part however are the colorful decoration of the cattle. This processions ends with festivities in town. A great event not to miss.
The headgear of the cattle is made out of evergreen and flowers found in the alpine meadows, combined with colorful ribbons, glitter and mirrors. The clanging of the cowbells are essential to keep the bad demons away on their way down into the valley.
 

Carinthia

Sept. 9, 2016: Bad Kleinkirchheim
Sept. 10, 2016: Mallnitz
 

Upper Austria

Sept. 17, 2016: Hütteneckalm/Bad Goisern
Sept. 17, 2016: Moosalm
Sept 18, 2016: Plankensteinalm
Oct 01.-02, 2016: Wolfgangsee
 

Styria

Sept. 04, 2016: Hochwechsel, Mönichwald
Sept 10, 2016: Lipizzaner-Almabtrieb Köflach and Maria Lankowitz
Sept. 10, 2016: Radmer cattle procession
Sept 16.-17, 2016: Dachstein, Ramsau
Sept 24, 2016: Lachtal - Hochegg


Vorarlberg

Sept 01, 2016: Au, Bregenzerwald
Sept 03, 2016: Bartholomäberg, Montafon
Sept 10, 2016: St. Gallenkirch, Montafon
Sept 10, 2016: Gargellen, Montafon
Sept 10, 2016: Tschagguns
Sept 10, 2016: Silbertal
Sept 10, 2016: Dalaas, Biosphärenpark Großes Walsertal
Sept 10, 2016: Mellau, Bregenzerwald
Sept 10, 2016: Schwarzenberg, Bregenzerwald
Sept 19, 2016: Riezlern, Kleinwalsertal
Sept 24, 2016: "Schaufschod", Schoppernau


Tirol

190.000 cows, horses, sheep and goats are annualy brought to 2.155 alps to spend the summer. The cattle procession "Hoamfahrt" is an old traditon and celebrated every year. Here is a list of cattle processions in Tirol
 

Salzburgerland

Aug 27, 2016: Bruck-Großglockner, Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
Sept 03, 2016: Thumersbach, Zell am See
Sept 10, 2016: Lofer, Salzburger Saalachtal
Sept 10, 2016: Traditional Farmers Festival with cattle procession and dances in St. Martin bei Lofer, Salzburger Saalachtal
Sept 10, 2016: Radstatt
Sept 11, 2016: Raurisertal, Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
Sept 11, 2016: Weißbach bei Lofer, Saalachtal
Sept 17, 2016: Wagrain
Sept 17, 2016: Maishofen, Pinzgau
Sept 19, 2016: Filzmoos
Sept 24, 2016: St.Michael, Lungau
Oct 01.-02, 2016: St.Wolfgang


Please note: the above list is only a sample of cattle processions and is not a complete list. Dates may change. Some information is only available in German language.

Cattle procession "Almabtrieb"

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