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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.

Expected dates 2023

cattle descent Fügen: 16. + 23.09.2023

Dates in 2022

Almabtrieb Zillertal

Cattle descent in Fügen

Saturday, September 24, 2022
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!

Saturday, September 24, 2022
"Hua(b)m zua" Huamfohrerfestl At the Oberhubenhof, start: 10:00 a.m.
at the Pankrazberg (near the Pankrazberg church)

The best entertainment is provided by "Die Halodris aus dem Zillertal".
Large children's program, old handicrafts ... The decorated alpine cattle arrives at the farm at about 13:30 and stays there. Admission free!

Sunday, October 2, 2022
Huamfahrerfestl at the Gasteighof in Kapfing, start: 10:00 am.

With young farmers exhibition and children's program. Musical entertainment will be provided by the "Zillertaler Spitzbuam".
For the culinary well-being is in the best way provided. The cattle is expected around 13.00 clock and remains on site. Admission free!

Kühe und Bauern beim Almabtrieb

Cattle descent in Gattererberg

Sunday, September 18, 2022
At the Almluft Inn, start: 10.00 a.m.
Entertainment and good mood will be provided by "Die Halodris aus dem Zillertal" and a Schuhplattler group.
Furthermore, there is a colorful children's program with bouncy castle, Zillertaler Krapfen and Melchermuas and many decorated cows. Admission free!

Kuhglocken Almabtrieb

Cattle descent in Hart

Saturday, October 1, 2022
At the Moarhof, start 11:00 a.m.
Dance and entertainment as well as the culinary delights are well provided for. The decorated cows arrive in Hart at about 13:00 and remain at the festival site.
Admission free!

Kühe und Bauern auf dem Weg nach Hause
Almabtrieb Musikgruppe
Kühe beim grasen Almabtrieb
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