Holiday around cattle
10 rules for a safe and enjoyable holiday around cattle
The farmers in Austria make an important contribution to the preservation of our alpine landscape and nature on the mountains. As a visitor you are asked to respectfully adapt to this beautiful countryside by behaving appropriately and respectful. Below you will find 10 simple rules for correct behavior on alpine pastures with cows and grazing 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 your dog off the lead immediately!
- Do not stray from the path!
- If cattle block your path give them 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!