09/17/2010 12:00 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Germany's Annual Goat & Cattle Drive (PHOTOS)

Mittenwald, Germany may be best known for its violin production (it was introduced to the town in 1684 by Mathias Klotz), but every September the town hosts a cattle and goat drive down from the mountains where the animals have been grazing during the summer and back into the valleys in the surrounding area.

In neighboring Oberstaufen, southwest of Munich, there is an annual cattle drive at the same time.

It's a grand site, and one that seems straight out of the "Sound of Music" meets age-old tradition.

We'd never heard of this before, but it's great to see that in a world that's becoming more and more modern every day, some traditions are still upheld.

Annual Cattle & Goat Drives In Germany