Once upon a time the municipality Weer was a centre for gold panning.
Image gallery: Weer
Altitude: 558 m asl
The village of Weer extends on a detritic cone of the Weerbach river, a side river of the Inn river. Already the Illyrians settled this area, later on the Romans, which is testified by many old field names, followed by the Baiovarii. Like the villages in the surroundings, also Weer flourished in the 16th century, when mining was at its climax. Having been a farmers’ village up to WWII, in the course of time Weer was rediscovered as pleasant holiday resort.
The emblem of the village seems to laugh, as there is a sun in the left upper part and a bowl for gold panning below in the middle. Both of these symbols, together with the waves aside, recall the fact that out of the sand of the Weerbach river gold was panned. Probably the most famous sight of the village is the St. Gallus church, one of the most astonishing Rococo churches of Tyrol! The ceiling paintings in the interior of the church are masterpieces of the famous Tyrolean painter Anton Zeiller dating back to the year 1779. From 1987 to 1992 the church was restored and shines now in old new splendour.
Beside the fabulous mountains of the Karwendel mountain chain, the bathing lake in the leisure centre Weisslahn, 3 km away from Weer, attract lots of people. Also horseback rides are a way of experiencing the landscape. In winter, however, Weer offers cross-country ski tracks and several toboggan runs in the surroundings as well as a ski lift for beginners, right at the doorstep. Only a few-minutes’ car drive away, there are the famous skiing areas of the Silver Region Karwendel, such as the Kellerjoch skiing area featuring 14 km of ski slopes, and of the region of Innsbruck and surroundings.
Our recommendation: Weer is also venue for numerous events. The Weererwirt riding stable hosts an international driving tournament, whereas the local brass band in summer organizes a music festival.