This historic city is on land given to the original Stephen F. Austin Colony. The city was founded in 1873 on a rail line and originally named Jackson Station, but the name later changed to Weimar because the land reminded many German settlers of their homeland. Today, the city is home to the largest antique mall in the area, offering shopping seven days a week.
The Weimar Gedenke German Festival is celebrated on the Friday and Saturday before Mother's Day. Gedenke is German for "remember."
St. Michael's Catholic Church, built in 1914 after a storm destroyed the original church built in 1888, features a Gothic style interior. The school across the street is the only two-story wood school still in use in Texas. The town library, housed in the old train depot, is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.