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Don't rock the boat: Bavarian cattle cross glassy lake for fall pasture

Michael Dalder / Reuters

Bavarian farmers transport their cows on a boat over the picturesque Lake Koenigssee early Oct. 3. Before the winter season approaches, the farmers have to drive their cattle down from their Alpine meadows to a narrow valley that can only be reached by boat.

Matthias Schrader / AP

A Bavarian herdsmen leads his beasts on a path to a boat that carry them across Lake Koenigssee near Berchtesgaden, southern Germany, Oct. 3. The trip by boat is the only way to bring the cattle from their remote summer mountain-pastures back to their homestead.

Matthias Schrader / AP

Bavarian herdsmen drive their cattle onto a boat that carries them across Lake Koenigssee near Berchtesgaden, southern Germany, Oct. 3.

Matthias Schrader / AP

Bavarian mountain farmers pass the chapel of St. Bartholomae on the lake Koenigssee while returning their cattle from summer pastures near Berchtesgaden, southern Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. The trip by boat is the only way to bring the cattle from their remote summer mountain-pastures back to their homestead.

Michael Dalder / Reuters

Bavarian farmers transport their cows on a boat over the picturesque Lake Koenigssee early morning on Oct. 3.

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