Wörgl is a city of about 13,000 people (2016) in Tyrol, Austria.
Wörgl was the site of the "Miracle of Wörgl" during the Great Depression. It was started on July 31, 1932, with the issuing of "Certified Compensation Bills", a form of local currency commonly known as Stamp Scrip, or Freigeld. This was an application of the monetary theories of the economist Silvio Gesell by the town's then-mayor, Michael Unterguggenberger.
The experiment resulted in a growth in employment and meant that local government projects such as new houses, a reservoir, a ski jump and a bridge could all be completed, seeming to defy the depression in the rest of the country. Inflation and deflation are also reputed to have been non-existent for the duration of the experiment.
Despite attracting great interest at the time, including from French Premier Edouard Daladier and the economist Irving Fisher, the "experiment" was terminated by the Austrian National Bank on September 1, 1933. In 2006 milestones were placed, beginning from the railway station through the downtown, to show this history.
Nearby Itter Castle was the site of one of the last European and most unusual battles of World War II. The Battle for Itter Castle was fought on May 5, 1945 by surrendered Wehrmacht troops, the United States Army, Austrian Resistance fighters and former French political prisoners against the 17th Waffen-SS Panzer Grenadier Division. The leader of the surrendered Wehrmacht troops, Major Josef "Sepp" Gangl, was killed during the battle and is buried in Wörgl's municipal cemetery. A street in the city is named for Sepp Gangl.
- Wörgl Hauptbahnhof, main station and bus terminal.
- A12 Inntalautobahn motorway junctions Wörgl Ost and Wörgl West. Note: the 5 km long, once toll-free section of this Autobahn, now collects a toll from the German border at Kiefersfelden to the "Kufstein-Süd" exit.
- VVT (Verkehrsverbund Tirol)
- Wave (Erlebnisbad Wörgler Wasserwelt), Innsbrucker Straße 112, ☏ . 10:00-22:00. Famous for its double looping water slide L2.
- M4, Salzburger Straße 32. Shopping mall
- 1 Antonio, Salzburger Straße 22, ☏ . W-Su 11:30-13:45, 17:30-22:30. Italian; pizza
- 2 [dead link] Ginko, Josef Steinbacher-Straße 2, ☏ . Tu-F 11:30-14:00, 18:00-23:00; Sa Su 18:00-23:00. Korean, Japanese, sushi.
- 3 Christophorus, Innsbrucker Straße 45, ☏ . Tu-Sa 11:00-14:00, 17:30-24:00. Regional, pizza.
- 1 Sito Bar, Andreas Hofer-Platz 2. Tu-Th 18:00-02:00; F Sa 19:00-04:00.
- 2 Onyx, Bahnhofstraße 8, ☏ . 18:00-04:00.
- 3 Biergarten, Madersbacherweg 34, ☏ . M-Sa 16:30-23:00; Su and hols 11:30-22:00.
- Hotel Alte Post, Andreas Hofer-Platz 2, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tiroler Stuben, Innsbrucker Straße 62, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com.
- Hundalm Ice and Stalactite Cave in Angerberg.
- SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental skiing and hiking ressort.