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HOMELiving tradition in Tux Finkenberg

Living tradition in Tux Finkenberg

When the cows get decorated and you can hear the cow bells everywhere it is time once again for the “Almabtrieb”, when the cows leave their summer pastures. This event has a high cultural value for all the farmers.

The “Almabtrieb” means the end of summer. The cows leave their summer pastures to spend the winter in the valley. The touristic region “Tux-Finkenberg” this event is celebrated like a true holiday. The animals are decorated with flowers, twigs and ribbons but only if no animals has been lost during the summer. The typical headdresses are aloine roses, mountain pines, carline thistles and silk flowers.



09th September 2017

Sheeps and horses leaving their summer pastures in Finkenberg


  • Programm
    • 10.00 am – start of the festival – big farmers market
    • 12.00 am – live music with Marc Pircher and performance of traditional dances (“Schuhplattler”)
    • 01.30 pm – Arrival of th sheep and horses


29th & 30th September 2017

Hintertuxer Octoberfest – a true piece of Tux tradition

Great atmosphere and entertainment with top music groups are guaranteeing a unique festival. The highlight is the “Almabtrieb” from the Bichlalm which is one of the prettiest in entire Tyrol. The cows are decorated with handmade tufts and hung with cow bells.

  • Programm

    Friday 29th September 2017

    • 07.30 pm – Opening with concert of the state concert band
    • 08.30 pm- Live music in the festival tent with “Zillertaler Mandern”

    Saturday 30th September 2017

    • 12.00 am – Decorating of the cows on the “Bichlalm”
    • 02.00 pm – arrival of the cows in the festival area
    • 08.30 pm – Entertainment in the festival tent with live music “Die Grafen”