Gries on the burner

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Gries on the burner
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Coat of arms of Gries am Brenner
Gries am Brenner (Austria)
Gries on the burner
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Tyrol
Political District : Innsbruck country
License plate : IL
Surface: 55.66 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 2 '  N , 11 ° 28'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 2 '0 "  N , 11 ° 28' 0"  E
Height : 1165  m above sea level A.
Residents : 1,332 (January 1, 2020)
Population density : 24 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 6156
Area code : 05274
Community code : 7 03 13
Address of the
municipal administration:
Gries 73
6156 Gries am Brenner
Mayor : Karl Mühlsteiger ( Open Community List Mayor Karl Mühlsteiger (OGL BGM KM))
Municipal Council : (2016)
(13 members)

8 OGL BGM KM, 2  together for Gries , 2 ÖVP Gries am Brenner, 1 FPÖ

Location of Gries am Brenner in the Innsbruck-Land district
Absam Aldrans Ampass Axams Baumkirchen Birgitz Ellbögen Flaurling Fritzens Fulpmes Gnadenwald Götzens Gries am Brenner Gries im Sellrain Grinzens Gschnitz Hall in Tirol Hatting Inzing Kematen Innsbruck Kolsass Kolsassberg Lans Leutasch Matrei am Brenner Mieders Mils Mühlbachl Mutters Natters Navis Neustift im Stubaital Oberhofen im Inntal Obernberg am Brenner Oberperfuss Patsch Pettnau Pfaffenhofen Pfons Polling in Tirol Ranggen Reith bei Seefeld Rinn Rum St. Sigmund im Sellrain Scharnitz Schmirn Schönberg im Stubaital Seefeld Sellrain Sistrans Steinach am Brenner Telfes im Stubai Telfs Thaur Trins Tulfes Unterperfuss Vals Völs Volders Wattenberg Wattens Wildermieming Zirl TirolLocation of the municipality of Gries am Brenner in the Innsbruck-Land district (clickable map)
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View to the church in Gries

Gries am Brenner is a municipality in the district of Innsbruck-Land, in the state of Tyrol in Austria . It was mentioned as a village on the Brenner Pass path as far back as Roman times . The municipality is located in the judicial district of Innsbruck .


The border community to South Tyrol ( Italy ) is located on the Brenner Pass in the North Tyrolean part of the Wipptal . The place forms a clustered village that is surrounded by further hamlets and individual farms. The southern district of Lueg was a customs post in the Middle Ages.


The districts of Gries am Brenner are:

  • Planks
  • Untergries
  • Obergries
  • Rides
  • Lueg
  • Brennersee
  • Venn
  • Burner (pass)
  • Neder
  • Plattl
  • Hölden
  • Vinaders
  • Au
  • alley
  • Egg
  • Nosslach

Neighboring communities

Trins Steinach am Brenner
Obernberg am Brenner Neighboring communities Vals
( South Tyrol )
(South Tyrol)


Since Roman times, Gries has been an important stop in front of the pass on the way south. Many well-known historical personalities stopped here on their way across the Alps, such as Charlemagne , Albrecht Dürer , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart . Since the completion of the Brenner motorway , the transit traffic no longer runs through the village, and Gries has become a rather quiet holiday resort without mass tourism. Some of the street inns have existed here for centuries.

Population development


The last mayoral elections took place at the same time as the municipal council elections on February 28, 2016.

Karl Mühlsteiger was elected mayor in the first ballot (with 62.31%).

Political party percent be right Seats on the local council Coupling
Open community list Mayor Karl Mühlsteiger - OGL BGM KM 57.48% 469 8th
Together for Gries 15.69% 128 2
ÖVP Gries am Brenner 16.05% 131 2
Freedom list Gries am Brenner - FPÖ 10.78% 88 1


  • 1980–1992 Andreas Hörtnagl
  • 1992–2010 Wilhelm Schöpfer (open community list)
  • since 2010 Karl Mühlsteiger (Open Community List Karl Mühlsteiger)

coat of arms

Blazon : On a gold shield three black, triple-tinned, adjoining towers, two in the upper half, one in the middle of the lower half of the shield.

The municipal coat of arms, awarded in 1973, symbolizes the three towers of the fortifications on the Lueg , which are important for securing the Brennerstraße, with the outworks on the Schloßögg and Morhäusl, and thus illustrates the important role played by the Brenner traffic for Gries. At the same time, the number reminds of the three Riegate Nösslach, Ritten and Vinaders, which were merged to form the municipality of Gries in 1811.


Culture and sights

regional customs
  • The uphill and downhill drives are worth seeing.
  • Music band Gries am Brenner

Tourism and sport

The Brenner Mountains are popular as a ski touring and hiking area. On the 2115  m high Grenzberg Sattelberg there was a ski area near the Sattelbergalm . The lift operation was stopped in 2006. In summer, hiking is more on the agenda, and farm holidays are also on offer. And the responsible tourism association Wipptal advertises with mountain biking.


Honorary citizen

  • Alois Plattner (1875–1954), pastor and local history researcher

Sons and daughters

People related to the community

Web links

Commons : Gries am Brenner  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Population development 1869-2019 from Statistics Austria
  2. ^ Election results for the 2016 municipal council election in Gries am Brenner. State of Tyrol, February 28, 2016, accessed on February 3, 2019 .
  3. ^ Eduard Widmoser: Tiroler Wappenfibel . Tyrolia-Verlag, Innsbruck 1978, ISBN 3-7022-1324-4 , p. 19 .
  4. ^ Community Gries am Brenner: Community coat of arms
  5. Tourism to and from Gries ( Memento from January 31, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  6. Death picture of Alois Plattner