From 21 August to 31 October 2021, the Salzburg Farmers' Autumn (= Salzburger Bauernherbst) will be celebrated in 72 towns. The special features of rural life, the ingredients and dishes of rural cuisine as well as traditional customs will be the focus of attention and can be experienced in the context of farm or harvest festivals, musicians' meetings and alpine pasture drives, markets and church festivals, hikes as well as cooking and handicraft courses. Under the motto "Outside in the farmers' garden - colourful enjoyment, magical diversity", this year's Bauernherbst will pay special attention to the green paradises bursting with life that farmers have created with much love, skill and craftsmanship.
In September every year, the Alpine cattle drive (= Almabtrieb) takes place here, with the cows ending their summer on the Piffalm proceeding along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road and back to their own barns at Bruck Agricultural School. In terms of tradition and custom, during the Alpine cattle drive in Bruck and Fusch the emphasis is on the animals tackling the long journey under their own steam, with the cows' heads bedecked in wonderfully crafted decorations, lovingly made by hard-working helpers.
Due to the current Covid requirements, we unfortunately have to cancel our Almabtiebsfest this year.
The Almabtrieb of the cows will take place in the usual dimensions. A few cows will again be lavishly decorated and will walk the route from the Piffalm to the Agricultural College with the drivers. As an onlooker you can witness the traditional driving off of the cows along the route. The cows will be in the field next to the Hotel Wasserfall in Fusch around noon and will reach the stables of the LFS Bruck around 3 pm.
The tourism association BRUCK FUSCH | GROSSGLOCKNER, the farming community and the Agricultural College Bruck look full of confidence and with much joy into the next year to be able to organize around the Almabtrieb again a proper festival.