Cow looks at the camera
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Correct behavior on the mountain hut

12 tips for a good togetherness on the mountain hut

Hikers, cyclists and visitors like to come to the mountain hut (Alm) and enjoy the view with a hearty snack. Not only the dairymen live on the alpine hut, but also grazing animals. Cows, calves, sheep and horses enjoy their "summer freshness" there. So that humans and animals don't get in each other's enclosure, here are the rules of conduct of the Bavarian Farmers' Association:

  • A pasture is not a petting zoo. Avoid direct contact with the animals.
  • Don't take selfies with grazing animals.
  • Keep your distance.
  • Avoid herds of calves. Cows protect their calves.
  • Walk slowly through the pasture.
  • Don't make hectic movements. Animals are scared.
  • Don't make any noise.
  • Do not separate individual animals from the herd.
  • Leashes dogs. Cows instinctively react nervously to dogs.
  • In case of danger: let dogs off the leash.
  • Pay attention to warning signals from the cows. For example, lowering the head, pawing, roaring.
  • Do not approach cows from the front. Cows have a distinct field of vision from the side.
  • Don't turn your back on the cows.
Family hikes to the Röthelmoosalmen in autumn
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Alpine hikes

Many roads lead to the alpine pasture

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Hochgernhaus at sunrise
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Mountain inns

Eating like in an inn and with a mountain panorama

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Eggenalm in Reit im Winkl, in the background the Wilder Kaiser
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Traditional alpine huts

The snack is already waiting

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