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.
12/09/2020: at Kohlerhof farm from 10am (CANCELLED!!)
19/09/2020: Fügen village centre from 10am (CANCELLED!!)
03/10/2020: Cattle descent at Gasteighof in Kapfing at 10am (CANCELLED!!)
26/09/2020: at the sports field in Stumm from 10.30am (CANCELLED!!)
03/10/2019: at the farm "Moarhof" from 11am (CANCELLED!!)