Thaur is a municipality at the foot of the Nordkette mountain chain, just a few kilometres from the regional capital Innsbruck. It is known as the "vegetable patch of Tirol" because of its many farmers growing a wide range of different vegetables on the sunny valley floor.
Despite its population growing in recent years to more than 3,800, Thaur has managed to maintain its traditional charm. The village is known throughout Tirol as one of the main vegetable-growing areas in the region, giving it the nickname "Tirol's Vegetable Garden". Customs and traditions also continue to play an important role. Every four years the "Thaurer Mullner" put on a spectacular procession where participants wear masks carved from wood by local craftsmen. The Palm Sunday procession is also considered on of the most beautiful in Tirol. Nearby Innsbruck and Hall have plenty of museums and shops, while a cultural attraction closer to home is the iconic Thaurer Schloss castle where plays are performed in summer. Outdoor activities include hiking and mountainbiking in summer as well as skiing in winter.