The town of Wörgl with its 12,000 inhabitants is the shopping metropolis of this area.
Altitude: 511 m asl
Wörgl, the seventh largest municipality of Tyrol, is located at the intersection of the Brixental valley, the Söllandl area, the Inntal valley and the high valley of the Wildschönau. The emblem of the village is separated into three parts: the red rafters on the top remind on the destroyed fortified castle, the golden rings below on the merging of Wörgl-Kufstein and Wörgl-Rattenberg to the municipality of Wörgl, while the wings stand for the economic boom. A red area was added, when Wörgl became a town in 1951.
Excavations prove that in the area of Wörgl, active trading was carrying on already in Iron Age. Moreover a settlement dating back to Roman times is ascertainable in the municipal territory. Particularly interesting: in 1932 the area was hit by high unemployment and public administration undertook an experiment, in which they paid out the money as complementary currency called "Wörgler Schilling". The experiment succeeded, flow of money and economy were revitalized.
Last but not least there are several shopping opportunities such as the Bahnhofstrasse street, which is the second longest shopping mall of Tyrol, also offering restaurants and cosy cafes. Moreover a vast network of trails snakes in the surroundings, making you experience the world of Tyrolean mountains. Unfortunately, the popular Water Adventure World WAVE closed its doors in summer 2021.
Our recommendation: in the centre of the city there are some ancient farms, representing a contrast to other buildings which are more modern. Particularly worth to be visited is the Kanzler-Biener road!