Settled since earliest times

Tabula Peutingeriana

Kuchl looks back on a long pre- and early history.

The first area of settlement on Kuchl soil was on the Georgenberg, presumably dating back to the Neolithic period. Scientific evidence exists of Bronze- and Iron-Age settlement.

After the Alpine region had been absorbed into the Roman empire, settlement continued. In the Tabula Peutingeriana - a medieval replica of a Roman road map - located 14 Roman miles, 20.7 km, from Iuvavum (Salzburg) is the road station "Cucullae", from which today's name "Kuchl" is derived. The Roman bridge and the road itself both attest to the course of the Roman roads of that time.

Severin Sebastian Stief
Betwen 470 and 475 A.D., St. Severin visited Kuchl on two occasions, probably preached on the Georgenberg and, according to tradition, performed two miracles.
St. Severin is omnipresent in Kuchl: Severinsplatz square, the Severin Linden, the Severin section of town and a number of bridges with statues of St. Severin all pay tribute to this saintly figure.

The town crest with its leaping stag on a blue ground has its origins in the family coat-of-arms of the original Kuchl dynasty. Despite the "Kuchler" having departed our region in the 14th century, their tradition lives on in the town crest of today.Wappen