The old farming settlement of Weer lies on the wide valley floor of the Inntal Valley, 10 kilometres west of Hall in Tirol. Its residents, today numbering 1,500, used to pan for gold in the nearby Weerbach stream around 500 years ago.
Indeed, the municipality’s official crest still contains a pan like those used centuries ago to search for this valuable metal. Today the main attraction is the St. Gallus church, one of the finest rococo houses of worship in Tirol. From the village of Weer, visitors can enjoy excellent views of the craggy Karwendel Mountains to the north and the Tuxer Alps to the south. Both areas offer excellent hiking. One of the most popular destinations is the 2,292 m Geiseljoch mountain, where mountain bikers and hikers will find a large selection of trails. The best place to cool off in the summer months is the swimming lake at the Freizeitzentrum Weißlahn. In June and July the Internationales Fahrturnier attracts horse lovers to Weer, while the annual Musikspektakel in August is also popular throughout the region and beyond. In winter it is just a short journey to the Kellerjoch and Glungezer ski resorts.