town in the Free State of Saxony, Germany

Grimma is a large county town in the state of Saxony in Germany.


Grimma is situated in the state of Saxony about 25 km southeast of the city of Leipzig and some 16 km south of Wurzen in the Muldental valley. Although it only has a population of around 28,000, it is the fourth largest town in Saxony by area.

Get inEdit

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By trainEdit

  • 1 Grimma Oberer Bahnhof. Just over half an hour by regional express train from Leipzig. Trains run every hour.

By horseless carriageEdit

Grimma has an exit on the A14 motorway (Leipzig–Dresden).

Get aroundEdit


Grimma town hall
  • 1 Rathaus Grimma, Markt. Renaissance style town hall dating from 1442
Gymnasium St. Augustin, Pöppelmann bridge, court building by the Mulde river
  • 2 Gymnasium St. Augustin, Klosterstraße 1. School founded in 1550 attached to the Klosterkirche St. Augustin
  • 3 Nimbschen abbey (3 km south of the town core). Ruins of a medieval Cistercian convent. Its most famous nun was Katharina von Bora who, together with eight of her sisters, fled from the place in 1523 and later married the Protestant reformer Martin Luther.  
  • 4 Pöppelmannbrücke. Baroque stone bridge across the Mulde river, built in 1719, designed by Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, court architect to Augustus the Strong.  
  • 5 Mutzschen castle (14 km east of the town core).  




  • Glashaus Pizzeria, Bahnhofstraße 5, 04668, +49 3437 7083167. Pizza restaurant.
  • King-pizza-service, Nikolai-Platz 11, 04668, +49 3437 948014. Pizza restaurant.
  • 1 Ratskeller Grimma, Markt 27.




Go nextEdit

  • Colditz (15 km south; half hour by bus 619) – the 1000-year old castle was used as a prisoners-of-war camp during World War II.
  • Wurzen (18 km north; half hour by bus 693)
  • 6 Hubertusburg   (22 km northeast; 40 min by bus 630) – Baroque hunting château in Wermsdorf
  • Borna (23 km southwest)
  • Rochlitz (25 km south) – medieval castle
  • Leipzig (30 km northwest; half hour by train)
  • Döbeln (40 km southeast; 35 min by train) – beautiful renovated old town core
  • Riesa (50 km east)

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