Hermann Buhl is a very well-known and respected name among mountaineers and climbers. The Innsbruck native was the first person to reach the summit of Nanga Parbat in 1953, and four years later he was one of the first people to conquer Broad Peak. He can be named among the pioneers of the alpine style, a special technique for high mountain climbing whereby even the highest of mountains can be climbed with a small rope team in one line – from the base camp to the summit. The square in front of the Hungerburg Station is dedicated to this extraordinary “mountain man”.
Hermann Buhl Square
Hermann Buhl did not start his career in the far away Himalayas or Karakorum, but rather here in the Tyrol in the Tuxer Alps and the Karwendel to which the Nordkette belongs. The Innsbruck mountaineer opened numerous difficult climbing routes in the Alps, but his real home was always the Nordkette.
On June 27, 1957, Hermann Buhl fell while attempting to reach the summit of Chogolisa (7,654m) and has been missing ever since.
Due to his sensational first ascents, Buhl is still regarded by his peers as one of the most important rock climbers and high altitude climbers that ever lived. He was named Austria Sportsman of the year in 1953. The square in front of the Hungerburg Station was officially named after him in 2012.
Cable Railway Museum
The museum is not only popular among cable railway enthusiasts who want to learn about the history of the Nordkette Cable Railways, it is also fascinating for all those who want to experience the old Innsbruck.
The Seegrube Restaurant is located high above the rooftops of Innsbruck. The restaurant is open all year round and caters to all who enjoy Tyrolean cuisine and the fantastic views over Innsbruck.