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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.
 

Upper Austria

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

Styria

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


Vorarlberg

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


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

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 concitions. Some information is only available in German language.

Cattle procession "Almabtrieb"

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