Transhumance from the Seiser AlmDUE TO THE REGULATIONS CONCERNING CORONAVIRUS, EVENTS CAN BE CANCELLED, POSTPONED OR HELD IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL SAFETY MEASURES!
Region: Seiser Alm-Schlern
The returning of solemnly decorated cattle, horses, goats and sheep from one of the most beautiful alpine meadows in Europe to the stables in the valley is always a reason for celebrations in Kastelruth and on the Seiser Alm.
In South Tyrol, the grazing animals traditionally spend the summer on the verdant alpine meadows in the mountains. When autumn slowly approaches and when it begins to snow on the mountains, the cows, sheep, goats and horses are brought back from their summer holiday on the pasture. In former times, this day was a big event for the mountain farmers.
Still today, the so-called transhumance is celebrated with a big feast in many localities in South Tyrol. Also, on the Seiser Alm, the animals are magnificently decorated and accompanied on their way to the town. The transhumance from the Seiser Alm traditionally takes place on the Saturday before the harvest festival.
From Compatsch to Kastelruth
The around 250 animals and their attendants dressed in traditional costumes start in Compatsch at 10 o’clock. The sound of numerous cowbells accompanies the colourful parade. Toward 1 pm, the solemn parade arrives in the town centre of Kastelruth.
This year the transhumance takes place without festivities in Compatsch and Kastelruth!
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