Thursday, September 17, 2009

What the hell is an Alpabfahrt?

If you caught some of the discussion in the comments of my last post, you might be wondering: What the hell is an Alpabfahrt?

Well, an alpabfahrt is a celebration that occurs when farmers herd their cows down the mountain before winter, when it just gets too cold for the cows to graze up in the mountain pastures. It is often referred to as the "descent of the cows" and happens in September/early October.

We are hoping to check out the one in Urnäsch on Saturday; however, there will be cows marching in Flims and Flumserberg as well.

If you can't make it this Saturday, just do a quick Google search. There are a ton happening in the next few weeks.



Chantal said...

Thanks for the link! We will probably see you there!

mrsmac said...

No problem Chantal! I'll keep an eye out for you!

Hoppy said...

So many comments, so little time!!!! This is just too hilarious!

Love to all.

grammie said...

Marion will LOVE this !!!

Can't wait to see the pics.

L & H

mrsmac said...

Hoppy- Do tell!

Grammie- I hope so!