Where today the beautiful villas from the Wilhelminian period and the multi-story rows of houses in the style of historicism stand, there was once a fertile floodplain in the spandrel between the Inn and the Sill - a "sack" without a way out - which served as pasture and cultivation area for the Innsbruck city farmers.
The area of today's Hofgarten, laid out under Prince Ferdinand II, was previously the hunting ground of the Innsbruck court. Ferdinand II liked to organize show fights with exotic animals, for which he had the Lion House built. Innsbruck's great benefactor, Johann von Sieberer, immortalized himself by erecting two important buildings, an old people's asylum and an orphanage, which today houses the school named after him. The Saggen is the site of other important buildings, such as the ORF regional studio in Tyrol, the trade fair area, the commercial academy, and two stations of the new Hungerburgbahn, built in 2007 according to plans by the Iraqi star architect Zaha Hadid.
Close to the center, many traffic-calmed streets and a lot of green - the Saggen is probably one of the most beautiful residential areas of Innsbruck!
Last updated 29.03.2023