Grimma

Grimma

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Grimma is a town in the Free State of Saxony, Germany on the left bank of the Mulde, southeast of Leipzig. Founded in c. 1170, it is part of the Leipzig district.

Location

The town is in northern Saxony, southeast of Leipzig and south of Wurzen in the valley of the river Mulde.

Suburbs

  • Großbardau (merged with Grimma January 2006)
  • Döben
  • Hohnstädt
  • Höfgen
  • Beiersdorf
  • Kaditzsch
  • Schkortitz
  • Naundorf
  • Neunitz
  • Grechwitz
  • Dorna
  • Kleinbardau (merged with Grimma January 2006)
  • Bernbruch (merged with Grimma 2006)
  • Waldbardau (merged with Grimma 2006)
  • Nerchau (merged with Grimma 2011)
  • Thümmlitzwalde (merged with Grimma 2011)
  • Großbothen (merged with Grimma 2011)


History

Grimma is of Sorbian origin and was first documented in 1065. The Margraves of Meissen and the Electors of Saxony often resided at the castle in the town.

Culture

Grimma has been the site of many historic structures, including a town hall dating from 1442, a famous school (the Fürstenschule) erected on the site of a former Augustinian monastery in 1550, and a school of brewing.

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<gallery>Image:Gymnasium Grimma 2006.jpg|The High School St. Augustine of GrimmaImage:Frauenkirche_Grimma.jpg| FrauenkircheImage:Schiffmühle Höfgen.jpg|Sawmill HöfgenImage:Muldeufer Grimma.jpg|Old city as seen from the Mulde riverImage:Grimma Muldeufer.jpg|The bank of the MuldeImage:Grimma Alte Muldebrücke 02.jpg|Armorial bearings on a bridge over Mulde in...
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