Worgl is one of Tirols bigger cities in the Eastern part.
The city counts 12.400 inhabitants and is located 20 km from the German border.
Worgl is located directly next to the Inn river on the mouth of the
Brixentaler river on the point of intersection between the Inn valley,
Brixen valley, Windschonau and the Solllandl.
Worgl is an ancient settlements area. Already in the early Iron Age people lived there and practiced trade.
The land was occupied and colonized by Bavarians in the late 6th
century. In 1504 Emperor Maximilian I. took Worgl away from Bavaria and
gave it Tirol.
On the 13th May 1809 an important battle took place at the gates of
Worgl between farmers of the Tirolean freedom fighter Andreas Hofer and
the French army of Napoleon. The farmers lost and Napoleon was able to
continue his camaign against Tirol.
Nowadays Worgl is the second biggest town in the district of Kufstein.