The holiday resort on the western side of the Kolsasstal valley extends up to the summits of the Tux Alps.
Image gallery: Kolsassberg
Altitude: 906 m asl
The village and its component localities Ausserberg, Innerberg, Hochhäuser and Merans are accessible via the road from Kolsass, leading on into the Weerbachtal valley to the Sagalm pasture (1,712 m asl) and the Weidener refuge (1,799 m asl). Via the Nafingalm pasture as well as the Geiseljoch pass (2,292 m asl) and the Geiselalm pasture you can reach a passage, leading into the Tuxertal and Zillertal valleys. In 1196 AD Kolsassberg has been mentioned for the first time as “monte Cholsass”.
The emblem of Kolsassberg shows, identically equal to the emblem of Kolsass, two intertwined dragon heads, but on red ground instead of the black background. This emblem reminds on the knight Florian Waldauf von Burg Rettenberg, former owner of Rettenberg Castle, located along the road from Kolsass to Kolsassberg. Only remnants of this castle complex could been preserved, as most of the construction material was used to rebuild the church of Wattens in 1810. There is also a legend regarding Rettenberg Castle: a farmer searches in vain his sheep until he finds them in the ruin of Rettenberg. All sheep have died, but the farmer perceives a voice telling him that this was not his territory. According to the legend this voice belongs to an old shepherd who went around in the form of a ghost, punishing the farmer for its laziness. By the way: every year in July there is a celebration held in the Rettenberg ruin!
Kolsassberg is a perfect place for those who love hiking, as from this place you can start mountaineering to the high alpine pastures, to the Rote Wand peak (2,252 m asl) as well as the surrounding peaks. Moreover every December there is the popular “Kolsassberg Run”, which is a highlight for every mountain runner. As far as skiing is concerned you can choose from the Hofer and Jägerhof lift facilities. Via the Geiselalm pasture you can access the skiing areas Tux and Zillertal Arena in the Zillertal valley. Otherwise we recommend you to try tobogganing with friends or family on the natural track taking you to the snack tavern Gartlach.
Our recommendation: already from far away you can admire the church on the hill of Kolsassberg which was inaugurated in 1974. This is a popular place for weddings and baptism…