⁠The sound of bells announces the arrival of the herd. It’s that time of year again: as the summer draws to a close, the well-fed cattle with their festive decorations come down from the mountain pastures and back into the valley and their winter quarters. Cattle drive is an event with a long tradition. This festive adornment, the crown, goes back to pre-Christian times. The loud bells around the necks are designed to protect them from hostile demons and bring them safely down into the valley. The elaborate headdress of the cows may only be worn if no misfortune clouded the alpine summer. Those guys were lucky :) #traditionallydifferent⁠
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Picture by: @laurabostonthek . Thank you!⁠
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⁠The sound of bells announces the arrival of the herd. It’s that time of year again: as the summer draws to a close, the well-fed cattle with their festive decorations come down from the mountain pastures and back into the valley and their winter quarters. Cattle drive is an event with a long tradition. This festive adornment, the crown, goes back to pre-Christian times. The loud bells around the necks are designed to protect them from hostile demons and bring them safely down into the valley. The elaborate headdress of the cows may only be worn if no misfortune clouded the alpine summer. Those guys were lucky :) #traditionallydifferent ⁠ ----⁣⁣⠀⁠ Picture by: @laurabostonthek . Thank you!⁠ Please tag #visitbavaria to give us permission to repost.⁣⁣⠀⁠ ----⁣⠀⁠ #bayern #bavaria #baviere #baviera #almabtrieb #traditionellanders #viehscheid #cattledrive #livetotravel #vacationmoodon #wanderlove #travelplaces #welltravelled #folkscenery #travelstoke #wanderpulse #milliondollarvisuals #exploretheglobe #brauchtum #brauchtumspflege #cowsofinstagram #inthemountain #dieweltentdecken #traditionen #reiseliebe #artofwander #exploretocreate #traveldesire

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