|Mayor||Harald Wendler (Die Linke)|
|Area||18.76 km2 (7.24 sq mi)|
|Population||3,807 (31 December 2011)|
|- Density||203 /km2 (526 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Geyer is situated 8 km (4.97 mi) northwest of Annaberg-Buchholz, and 23 km (14.29 mi) south of Chemnitz, in the valley of the Geyersbach creek. The town is largely surrounded by forest, with the Geyersche Wald forest to the west being owned by the town.
Geyer borders to Ehrenfriedersdorf in the north east, Tannenberg in the south east, Elterlein in the south. The town of Zwönitz is in the west, Hormersdorf to the north west and the Greifensteine area to the north.
Geyer was first mentioned in official documents in 1381, although mining in the Erzgebirge area had already existed a few decades before. In 1407 Geyer was granted town privileges (Marktrecht), and 60 years later it already became a town. In 1537 the town was introduced to the Protestant Reformation. Famous Renaissance builder Hieronymus Lotter settled in Geyer in 1566.
In the 16th century mining became harder to sustain, since most of the mines started to become depleted, which produced more and more waste rock. This resulted in larger and larger cavities, which lead in 1704 and in 1803 to large cave-ins in Geyer. The resulting Geyersche Binge cave-in can still be visited today.
With the decline in ore-mining in the area, Geyer (as in many other towns and villages in the Erzgebirge) turned to wooden toy manufacture - such as Schwibbogen, Nutcrackers and Christmas pyramids - as well as "klöppeln" as a matter of economic survival. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the textile industry was the main source of income for Geyer. In 1888, Geyer was connected to a narrow gauge railway that was to become part of the Thumer Netz, and in 1897, the town was connected to the electrical grid.
Tower museum 
The 42 m (137.8 ft) high watch tower was built in 1395 as a wall tower, serving as refuge for citizens in times of war. Between 1561 and 1564 the tower was raised with the characteristic octagonal shape. This was done to create room for the Türmerfamilie, a fire guard (and his family), in order to provide warning from the devastating and frequent conflagrations in these days. In 1952 this tower was converted into a museum, which shows on seven levels historic items related to mining and the towns life through the centuries.
Old railroad station 
At the former station site, there is a historic Saxon IV K narrow gauge steam locomotive together with railroad cars on display, a reminder of the time when Geyer was part of the Thumer Netz within the narrow gauge railways in Saxony.
Geyersche Binge 
The Geyersche Binge is a collapsed ore mine caused by fire-setting. The first cave-in was caused in 1704, and was followed by several others over the years. The last collapse was on May 11, 1803 and lead to the termination of mining in Geyer. The area is ca. 60 m (197 ft) deep, 200 m (656 ft) wide and 250 m (820 ft) long. Since 1935 it is a nature reserve.
Notable persons 
- Adam Ries, (1492 – March 30, 1559), mathematician, worked as tithe collector (Zehentner) from 1533 to 1539 in Geyer
- Hieronymus Lotter (1497–1580), Renaissance builder and architect, lived and died in Geyer
- Kuno Klötzer, born 1922