In the past, keeping the Rote Höhenvieh was an important source of life in the Harz Mountains, alongside forestry and mining. So the first cattle drive after a long, troublesome winter was of particular importance and was celebrated with a ceremony.
This tradition has been preserved in Tanne to this day. The Tanner Kuhball is always celebrated on the Sunday before Ascension Day. The event starts with a large parade in which all trades and associations introduce themselves and in which the "red-brown" cows are also integrated. At the Hirtendenkmal (erected in 1958 as thanks and recognition for the shepherds of Tanne) the parade stops for a photo stop. Then it goes on to the festival ground. A varied folklore program and entertainment for young and old guests await you here.