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"Hello, We would like to visit during the time of the cow roundup from the mountain and would like the dates for 2014 and any other information you might have about the event. Thank You Fran Rodgers" (posted 08/24/2014)

Hello, I have you here some good information about "the almanac" in close surroundings and the timetable to it .... have fun .... Best greetings Margit Scholz Sorting the cows Viehscheid | Follow us on Seperating the cows "Viehscheid "At the end of September there is a event in Allgäu (Bavaria) called" cattle drive "this is When The Cows Come down from the huts on high ground, where theyhave grazed for the summer getting fat. Various farmers sent cows to the mountains under the control of a herdsman for several months in the spring untill summer. At the end of September the coes return from the mountains where theywere seperated again, that's where the name "cattle drive" (Sorting / seprating the cows) comes from. The best cow (called the "Kranzkuh") from each herd lead the procession through the village. When They arrive in the village there is a place where the cows are separated from eachother, the Herdsman calls out the name of the owners and each owner takes care of his cows. There is always a big party When The Cows Come down, with a large beer-tent, orchestra playing and so on. The cattle drive (cattle drive) Dates Could be found there, please be carefull we used the German date and time format. Partners: Information around the Viehscheid / Cattle Drive Dates of cattle vagina 2014 / Almabtriebe 2014 Viehscheid dates can be sorted using the headings. Viehscheid ↓ Date / Time ↓ Viehscheid Bad Hindelang / Viehscheid Hindelang 09/11/2014 at 08:30 Viehscheid Balderschwang 12/09/2014 at 09:00 Viehscheid Bolsterlang 09/19/2014 at 10:00 Viehscheid Buching 15.09.2014 at 09:30 Viehscheid Eisenberg / Viehscheid cell 09/20/2014 at 10:00 Viehscheid Graen / Haldensee 19/09/2014 at 11:00 Viehscheid Gunzesried / Viehscheid Ofterschwang 17/09/2014 at 08:30 Viehscheid Haldenwang 27/09/2014 at 10:00 Viehscheid Haslach / Grüntensee 09/20/2014 at 10: 30 Viehscheid Immenstadt 20/09/2014 at 09:00 Viehscheid young wood in Tirol 13/09/2014 at 09:30 Viehscheid Kranzegg 15.09.2014 at 09:00 Viehscheid Maierhoefen 13/09/2014 at 10:00 Viehscheid Missen 09/20/2014 at 09:30 Viehscheid Nesselwang 16/09/2014 at 09:30 Viehscheid Nesselwängle 14/09/2014 at 11:00 Viehscheid Obermaiselstein 20/09/2014 at 09:00 Viehscheid Oberstaufen 09/12/2014 at 08:30 Viehscheid Oberstdorf 09/13/2014 at 08:30 Viehscheid Oberstdorf - Schöllang / Viehscheid Schöllang 12/09/2014 at 08:30 Viehscheid Oy-Mittelberg (see Viehscheid Haslach) 09/20/2014 at 10:30 Viehscheid Pfronten - Heitlern 13/09/2014 at 08:00 Viehscheid Pfronten - Ried 13/09/2014 at 08:00 Viehscheid Pfronten - Röfleuten 20:09 .2014 at 10:00 Viehscheid Rettenbachferner / market Rettenbachferner 06/09/2014 at 10:30 Viehscheid Riezlern / Viehscheid Kleinwalsertal 19/09/2014 at 08:00 Viehscheid Schattwald 09/19/2014 at 10:00 Viehscheid Schöllang 12/09/2014 at 08:30 Viehscheid Schwangau 13/09/2014 at 12:30 Viehscheid Seeg 13/09/2014 at 11:00 Viehscheid Tannheim 20/09/2014 at 11:00 Viehscheid Thalkirchdorf 09/19/2014 at 09:30 Viehscheid Unterjoch 16/09/2014 at 11:00 Viehscheid Wengen / Viehscheid Weitnau 20:09. 2014 at 12:30 Viehscheid Wertach 09/18/2014 at 08:30 Viehscheid Wilhams 09/20/2014 at 11:30 Viehscheid Missen / Wilhams Viehscheid Wilhams 20/09/2014 at 11:30 Mechanical Engineering Services Contacts | C (M) S by CS websites
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"What are the best places to visit in the Schongau?" (posted 07/21/2014)

In any case, Steingaden is about 20km away from Schongau and is located in the beautiful Pfaffenwinkel with the World Heritage sites, the Wies (church) and the castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. Steingaden is ideal for hiking and cycling tours. Apartments www.Waltraud-Oswald.de. Many regards, Franz Oswald
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Hi, we are happy to answer your question. Recommended places in Schongau: - towered fortifications of the City of Schongau - Old Town of Schongau - Heilig-Geist-Spital Church and other Baroque churches - Historical Ballhaus - Lechflößerei - Erasmus Chapel in the City Museum - Frauentor. Also, there is much to see in the area: - Meadow church in Pfaffenwinkel-a masterpiece of human creative genius which is under the protection of UNESCO. The sanctuary is one of the most famous built in the Bavarian rococo style - Hoehe Peißenberg As part of the foothills of the Alps, the 988-meter high above sea level Hoehe Peissenberg is popular, mainly because of the good view of the Alps. This view can also be admired by the standing at the restaurant on the summit. In addition, there is a pilgrimage church with splendid baroque and rococo furnishings to visit. - Collegiate Church in Rottenbuch Highly recommended is also the bus tour "experience round Pfaffenwinkel". You can tour Schongau and surroundings by bus, including such sites as Villa Rustica in Peiting or Schönegger Käsealm near Rottenbuch. Lots of information on the homepage www.pfaffen-winkel.de Have fun exploring. Greetings from Bad Bayersoien, Hans Schuster-Bestl
Answer provided by Hans Klöck on 07/21/2014
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The old town of Schongau offers many tourist attractions. The city walls with the battlements from the 13th century are partially accessible. The former hospital church contains the town museum, which is worth a visit in any case. In addition, the ballroom, the parish church, the cloister or the place of the former witches tower are very interesting. You can book a guided tour in English in the tourist information office in Schongau (tel. +49 8861 214 181). On the subject of witch burning, there is a great book, "The Hangman's Daughter", which takes place in and around Schongau. An ancestor of the author Oliver Potsch was a hangman in Schongau. The book is now available online in English. Highly recommended. Also for children there are beautiful places, such as the fairy-tale forest or forest trails in the vicinity. Greetings from Burggen, Margit Scholz
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Schongau Overview

Schongau is a small town in Bavaria, near the Alps. It is located along the Lech, between Landsberg am Lech (Landsberg am Lech vacation rentals | Landsberg am Lech travel guide) and Füssen (Füssen vacation rentals | Füssen travel guide). It has about 12,000 inhabitants. Schongau has an old wall around the center, which is in very good shape.

Near Schongau is the Radio Tower Rottenbuch, nowadays the tallest tower built of wood in Germany. In his autobiography, God vs. Nature, John Stephen Lewis chose Schongau as his final resting place. This was depicted in part in the documentary by Andre Enzenberger, Ralf and Johnny.

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Highest wooden tower in Germany, the Funkturm Rottenbuch.

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More about the History of Schongau

The city Schongau lies near the former Roman road to Augsburg (Augsburg vacation rentals | Augsburg travel guide), the Via Claudia Augusta (47 AD), and thus owes its origins to the Romans. In the Middle Ages, it was an important hub and an important trading center on the transport line Verona-Augsburg-Nuremberg and salt on the road from Berchtesgaden (Berchtesgaden vacation rentals | Berchtesgaden travel guide) in the Allgäu. Through trade and industriousness, the citizens enjoyed an economic boom, causing a relocation of major trade routes. Due to the Bavarian district reform in 1972 this merged with the county to the present Weilheim district Weilheim-Schongau.

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Schongau is a small town in Bavaria, near the Alps. It is located along the Lech, between Landsberg am Lech and Füssen. It has about 12,000 inhabitants. Schongau has an old wall around the center, which is in very good shape.

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