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Almabtrieb


in the Mayrhofen Hippach holiday resort in Zillertal

For the people of Zillertal it is a time honoured tradition - for visitors to the region, an amazingly colourful spectacle whilst on holiday:  When cattle that have been grazing all summer on the high alpine pastures of Zillertal are adorned with flowers, ribbons, intricately embroidered head-dresses with holy figures and bells to be herded down to lower lying farms before the winter snow arrives.

 

The Almabtrieb is a very colourful event: The animals are herded on foot from the outer lying valleys such as Zillergrund, Stilluptal, Ginzling and Tuxertal back "home". The leading cow, or "Moarkuh",  leads each decorated herd, followed by heifers, bulls, young oxen and small livestock, such as sheep and goats.

 

Thousands of people from home and abroad come to take part in this incredible festival - not only because of the traditional delicacies that are served:

A farmer"s market, show-distillery and countless market stalls are laden with Zillertal specialities such as "Krapfen", "Melchermuas"," Zerggl", farmhouse bread, bacon, grilled meats, pine schnapps and sweet treats. Traditional "Schuhplattler" - shoe tapping, thigh slapping dancers, whip crackers and folk bands welcome the "Returnees" all along the main street 

 

Due to the large number of visitors to the Almabtrieb  and the resulting parking and traffic conditions, shuttle buses will be in operation again this year to reduce congestion in Mayrhofen. No buses will be allowed to drive into Mayrhofen on this particular day. Further information can be found here.
 

All dates for 2014

Regional Almabtrieb Festivals

Local Almabtrieb Festivals

 

20. September 2014 - Almabtrieb at the Geislerhof in Ramsau from 11.00 hrs

20. September 2014 - Almabtrieb at the Kiendlerhof & Stall Alpina in Schwendau  from 11.00 hrs

20. September 2014 - Almabtrieb at the Kirchbichlhof in Hippach from 12.00 hrs

26. September 2014 - Almabtrieb at the Gasthof Schwarzenstein in Ginzling from 11.00 hrs

27. September 2014 - Almabtrieb in Hippach

04. October 2014 - Almabtrieb at the Hub`n Bauer in Laimach from 11.00 hrs

04. October 2014 - in Mayrhofen from 10.00 hrs

04. October 2014 - Almabtrieb at Bruggerstube from 11.00 hrs 

04. October 2014 - at the Larcherhof/Larchergut in Hollenzen from 11.00 hrs 

 

Food, drink, music & entertainment is available at all Almtrieb locations. Admission is free!

 

Details subject to change - no liability accepted for data supplied!




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on 4th October 2014.