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Grazing pastures are not petting zoos!
Your guide to correct behaviour when encountering grazing animals

Hikers are recommended to exercise caution when encountering grazing animals. In order to avoid potentially dangerous situations, certain guidelines should be followed and one should be aware of common behavioural patterns of grazing animals.

RECOMMENDATIONS on how best to avoid conflicts:

    • Unless it cannot be avoided, try not to get too close to grazing cattle. In particular, do not feed nor stroke young calves! Animals may feel irritated by hikers and misinterpret their actions, resulting in them feeling threatened.
    • If a herd seems restless or becomes fi xated on a hiker; keep your distance! In this situation, consider making a detour!
    • Keep your dog on a leash and make sure it doesn’t get too close to the herd or try to chase them. Dogs are considered to be potential enemies, especially for young animals, and are therefore often attacked by dams. Take your dog off the lead if it seems a cow is going to attack it. Unlike humans, dogs can run fast enough to evade confrontation. This will also divert the cow’s attention from the dog owner, so he or she can leave the danger zone.
    • If a dangerous situation nevertheless arises: Keep calm and do not run away! Only in an absolute emergency should you attempt to deliver a well aimed blow with your hiking pole to the cow’s nose. Otherwise, you should slowly and steadily leave the danger zone, without turning your back on the animals. This is the only correct way to behave in the event of a dangerous encounter.

Here you will find a guidebook for the correct behavior in encounters with grazing animals.

Wintersaison leider beendet
Winter season closed

ab 14.03.2020

Werte Partner und Gäste,
aus gegebenem Anlass beenden wir die Wintersaison schneller als geplant.

Heiligenblut am Großglockner steht seit Samstag, 14. März 2020 unter Quarantäne.
Per email erreichen Sie uns unter tourismus@nationalpark-hohetauern.at
Alle weiteren Skigebiete schließen am Sonntag, 15. März, die Beherbergungsbetriebe am Montag, 16. März.

Alle aktuellen Informationen finden Sie auf www.kaernten.at/aktuelle-informationen/
Wir freuen uns, Sie zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt bei uns begrüßen zu dürfen!


Dear guests and partners!
Due to the occasion the winter season 2019/2020 finishs earlier than planned.
Heiligenblut has been standing since Saturday 14. March 2020 in quarantine.
You can reach us by email at tourismus@nationalpark-hohetauern.at
All other lifts will close with Sunday, 15. March 2020 and the accommodation establishments with Monday, 16. March 2020.

All information about this you'll find on www.visitcarinthia.at/information/
We look forward to welcoming you at later.