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Every year in autumn you might be able to watch a special spectacle in all the villages around of the higher mountains mainly in Tirol, Kärnten, Vorarlberg and the County Salzburg: Almabtrieb is an annual event in the very late summer or in autumn: It is the day when the cows and other animals are taken from the higher alps in the mountains back into the farms. For that event the animals will be decorated with flowers and you will hear their bells already a long time before you will see them coming.
Be prepared of the roads beeing totally closed for cartrafic for several hours on such a day, but it is also great fun to watch this spectacle. Also the farmers and alpine "cow-boys and -girls" will wear their very best alpine costumes.
My photos here were taken at an Almabtrieb in Switzerland, but Tirol is very much the same that way and the link below will show you the calender for Tirol regarding the Almabtrieb-dates.

Website: http://www.almabtrieb.net/Almabtriebe%202010.htm

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  • Written Sep 23, 2011
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