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Homecoming of livestock in Vinschgau

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Where: Different locations in Vinschgau, Reschen
Region: Vinschgau

The traditional homecoming of livestock had always great importance in South Tyrol and many villages celebrate it also today. Here you can find the most important events in Vinschgau!

The magnificent spectacle takes place every year in late summer or at the beginning of autumn. The livestock comes back from the meadows in the mountains, where it spent the whole summer. Now it’s time to bring the cows and sheep down into the valley before the winter begins. 

In many villages the homecoming of livestock is one of the most important events of the year. It is a seasonal turning point for every farmer and the whole village community comes together and celebrates that everything had gone well in the summer months. Frequently the animals are decorated festively and the herdsmen will be received with music and typical specialities in the village.

The most important homecomings of livestock in Vinschgau:

  • 27th August, 17th September, 1st Oktober: drive together the sheep at mountain pasture Tartscher Alm in Trafoi
  • 2nd September: homecoming of livestock in Matsch/Mals (or 9th September)
  • 3rd September: homecoming of livestock in Laatsch/Mals
  • 9th September: "Schafschoad" – homecoming of the sheep in Langtaufers
  • 9th September: homecoming of livestock in Schlinig/Mals
  • 9th September: homecoming of livestock in Prad am Stilfserjoch
  • 10th September: homecoming of livestock in Burgeis/Mals (or 16th September)
  • 10th September: homecoming of livestock in Martell
  • 11th September: homecoming of livestock in Kortsch
  • 12th September: homecoming of livestock in Tarsch
  • 16th September: homecoming of livestock in Reschen
  • 16th September: homecoming of sheep from the Lausboden pasture in Stilfs
  • 17th September: homecoming of livestock in Schluderns
  • 23rd September: homecoming of livestock in Sulden

Further information:

Tourist information Vinschgau
tel: +39 0473 620480

Tourist information Reschenpass
tel: +39 0473 633101    
e-mail: info@reschenpass.it
web: www.reschenpass.it 

Homecoming of livestock in Vinschgau
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Date(s)
27/08/2017 - 01/10/2017
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