Couple sue over cowbells & sh*t
A SLEEPY market town has been disturbed by a long-running legal battle over cows and cowbells.
A married couple who bought a large house in the fields on the edge of Holzkirchen, south of Munich, are suing a farmer over the clanging cowbells on her prized herd, which graze in a neighbouring meadow.
When they first moved into their house in 2011, the field was empty.
But in 2014 it was leased to Regina Killer, who runs a dairy farm.
The couple, who have not been named, also object to the strong smell of manure and all the insects it attracts.
Mrs Killer said that cowbells are part of both Bavarian tradition and her livelihood.
The husband lost his original lawsuit against Mrs Killer last year, but he is appealing against the decision at a court in Munich.