The first documented mention as "Arcella", which means "small castle", dates back to the 12th century.
Arzl is the second of the so-called "Martha villages" after Mühlau. The old village center around the originally from the 13th century and today built according to plans of the
Tyrolean master builder Franz de Paula Penz, still has a very well preserved rural-village character.
With its Neu-Arzl settlement area located on the valley floor, this district is considered the largest after Hötting.
The landmark and special feature is the Calvary Hill, visible from afar, with stations of the cross and a chapel from the 17th century.
This hill is also home to bird species such as nightingale, marsh warbler and stonechat.