Rules for a safe and enjoyable holiday around cattle
- Avoid contact with grazing animals. Do not feed the animals, maintain a safe distance at all times!
- Try not to be loud. Do not startle cattle!
- Mother cows protect their calves. Avoid cows with calves, especially if you have a dog with you!
- Always keep dogs under control and on a short leash. If it becomes clear that a cow is going to attack: Let you dog off the lead immediately!
- Do not stray from the path!
- If cattle block your path give the widest berth you can!
- If a cow approaches you: Stay calm, don't turn your back on the animal and give it a wide berth!
- At the first sign of the animals seeming unsettled, remain calm and leave the area quickly!
- Respect fences! If there is a gate, please use it and close it afterwards, then cross the meadow swiftly!
- Treat the people who work here, the countryside and the animals with respect!
Our alpine meadows and pastures are an amazing combination of pristine countryside, much-loved holiday destinations and important economic spaces.
This is all down to our farmers.
They care for this beautiful countryside and preserve centuries-old traditions of driving their cattle up to summer pastures. In order that Austria's unique cultural landscpape remains freely available for all, it's important to keep everyone’s best interests on mountain pastures and meadows in mind.
Therefore, we kindly ask you to treat the people who work here, the countryside and the animals with respect!