When I was planning a trip to Germany and Austria, I decided that I would try to find one. Indeed I did! The cows were wearing head-dresses of beautiful boughs decorated with flowers. What an experience.
|Waiting for the parade to start, the cows headed for the first available grass. Look at all the beautiful wildflowers!|
I was delighted to see some goats and sheep.
They were happy to get to the lower pastures where they could graze.
I used this link to find one in the area I was traveling in. http://www.allgaeu-viehscheid.de/viehscheid-termine.html
Be sure to Google "Cattle Drive in the Alps" and you will get lots of them. It is "Almabtrieb" in Austria and "Viehscheid" in Bavaria. I did not look to see what it is in Switzerland.
Of course I also have one to share--so you can see how noisy all those bells are!