Weyarn is a municipality in the district of Miesbach in Bavaria in Germany. It dates back to a monastery that was founded by Siboto II, count of Falkenstein in 1133. It is located 38 km southeast of Munich and can be easily reached on highway A8 running from Munich to Salzburg.  Its location (due to its nearness to Salzburg and Munich, cities)has been a source of problem to its development, especially, as the people do not want to be influenced into an urban lifestyle. They have worked towards retaining their original identity through a project of Village Renewal (referred to as dorferneurung in German), since the 1990s. Currently, they have been adjudged to be very successful in this regard, and are now known for their established approach to rural development which has become an example in rural development studies in Germany and Europe. Their approach to rural development has become a subject of analyses in an academic research Journal publications, in and outside Germany. Many farming villages in the surrounding area are part of the municipality.