In the middle of the 12th century, the Counts of Andechs, Innsbruck's later city founders, were assigned the northern strip of land between the Inn and Hötting. They founded a market town and named it Anbruggen (located at the bridge). After the exchange treaty of the Andechs with the monastery of Wilten and the expansion of the city area on the southern side of the Inn, Anbruggen developed into a kind of suburb with a leprosarium and noisy and foul-smelling trades, such as brickworks, tanneries, dye works and wasenmeistereien. The public execution site, the "Köpfplatzl", was also located at the beginning of today's Weiherburggasse. Today, this district has developed into a popular residential area and is characterized by the beautiful medieval houses and courtyards, the commercial and gastronomic diversity and, of course, the unique location between the city center and Nordkette.
By the way, the "lower Anbruggen", St. Nicholas, is popularly called "Koatlackn". This name comes from the fact that in the past through the unpaved St. Nikolausgasse led the wooden water pipes, which were leaking at the point of transition from the slope to the flat area and therefore the ground was softened more than rainwater and so it was said: "Knöchltiaf isch ma versunkn, und die Briah hat teiflisch gstunkn!"
Last updated 13.09.2023