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HOMECattle drives in Tux-Finkenberg

Cattle drives in Tux-Finkenberg

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

The cattle drives mark the end of summer. The cows leave their summer pastures to spend the winter in the valley. In the tourist 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 were lost during the summer. The typical headdresses are alpine roses, mountain pines, carline thistles and silk flowers.


09th September 2017

Sheep and horses leave their summer pastures in Finkenberg. Hundreds of sheep and some Haflinger horses will be moved from the Berliner Huette mountain hut to the valley. The safe return of the animals will be celebrated with Zillertal specialties and musical entertainment.

  • Programme
    • 10.00 h – Start of the festival – big farmers’ market
    • 12.00 h – Live music with Marc Pircher and performance of traditional dances (“Schuhplattler”)
    • 13.30 h – Arrival of the sheep and horses

29th & 30th September 2017

Hintertuxer October festival – a true piece of Tux tradition

Great atmosphere and entertainment with top music groups guarantee a unique festival. The highlight is the cattle drive from the Bichlalm which is one of the prettiest in entire Tirol. The cows are decorated with handmade tufts and hung with cowbells.

  • Programme

    Friday 29th September 2017

    • 19.30 h – Opening with concert of the state concert band
    • 20.30 h – Live music in the festival tent with “Zillertaler Mandern”

    Saturday 30th September 2017

    • 12.00 h – Decorating of the cows on the “Bichlalm”
    • 14.00 h – Arrival of the cows in the festival area
    • 20.30 h – Entertainment in the festival tent with live music “Die Grafen”