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in the “Erste Ferienregion im Zillertal” holiday region

Get up close to tradition – the pastures have always played an important role in Tirol’s agriculture. This is why many traditions and customs have sprung up around the summer pastures high up in the mountains over the centuries. The most important one is the cattle descent in autumn, which has its roots in the New Stone Age. A colourful set of traditions were established around the return of cattle and herdsmen over time. The animals were decorated with colourful garlands and walked down to the valley in their finery. For a time, scientists interpreted this decoration of the cattle as a kind of ward against evil spirits. Today, the cows are “garlanded” to celebrate the end of summer and to recall old traditions. Be there as the farmers come down from the pastures to the valley with their colourfully decorated cows. The annual cattle descent with its exciting side events and regional specialities is always a highlight worth visiting in the Erste Ferienregion.

Dates in 2023

Almabtrieb Zillertal

Cattle descent in Fügen

Saturday, 18th of September 2023
Fügen Kohlerhof


Saturday, 23rd of September 2023
In the village center in Fügen, start: 10:00 a.m.
Entertainment & dance will be provided by various music groups. Farmers' market with regional delicacies, large children's program and pony rides. Admission free!

Kühe und Bauern beim Almabtrieb

Cattle descent in Gattererberg


Date & more information will follow soon!

Kuhglocken Almabtrieb

Cattle descent in Hart

Saturday, 7th of October 2023
At the Moarhof, start 11:00 a.m.
Dance and entertainment as well as the culinary delights are well provided for. Admission free!

Customs in the Zillertal

Almabtrieb in Erste Ferienregion

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