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 colourful decorations of the cattle: The headgear is made out of evergreen and flowers found in the Alpine meadows, combined with colourful ribbons, glitter, and mirrors. The clanging of the cowbells are essential to keeping the bad demons away on their way down into the valley!

    Upper Austria

    mid Sept: Hütteneckalm/Bad Goisern
    mid Sept: Moosalm
    mid Sept: Plankensteinalm
    begnning of Oct: Wolfgangsee 


    beginning of Sept: Hochwechsel, Mönichwald
    mid Sept: Lipizzaner-Almabtrieb Köflach and Maria Lankowitz
    mid Sept: Radmer cattle procession
    mid Sept: Dachstein, Ramsau
    end of Sept: Lachtal - Hochegg


    beginning of Sept: Au Schoppernau, Bregenzerwald
    beginning of Sept: Bartholomäberg, Montafon
    mid Sept: St. Gallenkirch, Montafon
    mid Sept: Gargellen, Montafon
    mid Sept: Tschagguns
    mid Sept: Silbertal
    mid Sept: Dalaas, Biosphärenpark Großes Walsertal
    mid Sept: Mellau, Bregenzerwald
    mid Sept: Schwarzenberg, Bregenzerwald
    mid Sept: Riezlern, Kleinwalsertal
    end of Sept: "Schaufschod", Schoppernau


    190.000 cows, horses, sheep, and goats are brought to 2,155 alps to spend the summer every year. The cattle procession "Hoamfahrt" is an old tradition and is celebrated every year. Here is a list of cattle processions in Tirol


    end of August: Bruck-Großglockner, Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
    beginning of Sept: Thumersbach, Zell am See
    mid Sept: Lofer, Salzburger Saalachtal
    mid Sept: Traditional Farmers Festival with cattle procession and dances in St. Martin bei Lofer, Salzburger Saalachtal
    mid Sept: Raurisertal, Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
    mid Sept: Wagrain
    mid Sept: Maishofen, Pinzgau
    mid Sept: Filzmoos
    end of Sept St.Michael, Lungau
    beginning of Oct: St.Wolfgang

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

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