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Transhumance from the Seiser Alm

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

On 1st October 2022, 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 1:00 pm, the solemn parade arrives in the town centre of Kastelruth.

Further information:
Organizer: Seiser Alm Marketing
Street: Dorfstraße 15
Venue: I-39050 Völs am Schlern
Tel.: +39 0471 709 600
On: Saturday 01. October 2022
Time: 10:00 o'clock
Compatsch - Kastelruth

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