Blow to Alpine Tradition Austrian Court Bans Cowbells After Noise Dispute

Cowbells are just as much a part of Alpine culture as yodelling and Lederhosen, but the constant clanging can be annoying. An Austrian court has ordered a farmer to remove the bells after residents complained they couldn't get any sleep.
The sound of cowbells has left Austrian residents 'at the end of their tether.'

The sound of cowbells has left Austrian residents 'at the end of their tether.'

CHRISTOF STACHE/ AP
cro -- with wire reports
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