Safe pastures

How to treat the local flora and fauna right

10 rules for the correct handling of grazing animals


The following 10 rules of conduct ensure peaceful coexistence between grazing cattle, humans and dogs on our mountain pastures:

  • 1. Avoid contact with grazing livestock, do not feed animals, keep a safe distance!
  • 2. Keep calm, do not frighten grazing animals!
  • 3.  Mother cows protect their calves. Avoid encounters between mother cows and dogs!
  • 4. Keep dogs under control and keep them on a short leash. In case of an attack, let go of the leash!
  • 5. Do not leave hiking trails on alpine pastures and meadows!
  • 6.  If a grazing cattle blocks the way, walk around it as far as possible!
  • 7. If the grazing cattle approaches: stay calm, do not turn your back, sidestep the animals!
  • 8. Leave the pasture quickly at the first sign of unrest among the animals!
  • 9. Use the climb over or gate at the pasture fence and close well again. Cross pasture quickly!
  • 10. Meet the people working here, nature and animals with respect!

Please note, that there is a transportation fee for dogs when using the cabe cars. You can find the prices here

The Neualpe Agricultural Community 


The Neualpe agricultural community currently covers an area of about 96 ha. A total of 58 farmers are involved, 38 of whom still drive their cattle to the Neualpe. A total of about 200 cattle (cows with calf, calves), 320 sheep, and about 10 horses are currently herded on the Neualpe. The Alpine season runs from approx. mid-May through to mid-September. Currently, there is an Alpine hut for the keeper including stables for the animals. A second cattle shelter (Scherm) with water supply was built in the middle of the pasture. The owners also have forest grazing rights with the Bayrische Saalforste, so their cattle can be found in the meadow and in the forest. A safe Alpine environment is achieved by treating the animals in a considerate way. Dogs must be kept on a lead, keep your distance, mother animals will defend their young, especially if dogs are around. The grazing regulation has been in force since 1832 and is still valid and applied in practice. It is important to treat grazing animals with care. Currently, 2 keepers are employed to look after the animals in summer.