© Natalie Rieche

Grimma

Beauty in a river valley

Welcome to Grimma by the Mulde river!

Grimma near Leipzig is a little paradise, or, as Goethe and Schiller publisher Georg Joachim Göschen put it in the 18th century, "one of the most beautiful places in the world". Modern day visitors will understand what he was talking about when strolling through Grimma’s charming old town, which is full of architectural highlights, such as the town hall with its striking Renaissance gable, the double-towered Church of Our Lady or medieval residential towers.

The enchanting river valley scenery around Grimma has much to offer, too, including the ruins of Nimbschen Monastery, where Martin Luther's wife Katharina von Bora lived as a nun, or Großbothen where the life and work of Nobel Prize winner for chemistry, Friedrich Wilhelm Ostwald, can be explored in the surroundings of a beautiful park.

48 hours in Grimma

Unique architectural monuments, exciting museums, and culinary delights. Take a look at the most beautiful sights, things to do and insider tips for a long weekend in Grimma. We recommend touring the local brewery! 

Auf einer Wiese stehen Mauerreste aus Stein. Sie gehören zum Kloster Nimbschen bei Grimma. © Rene Pech
Grimma Kloster Nimbschen

Our insider tips

  • Nimbschen Monastery - In 1523, twelve nuns fled from the Marienthron Monastery near Grimma, nine of whom made it to Wittenberg, including Katharina von Bora. Next to the picturesque monastery ruins, there is now a hotel in the former stables and storage buildings.

  • First European Toy Boat Museum Mutzschen - museum showcasing more than 1,700 miniature and toy boats

  • Palaces, castles and manor houses - The region around Grimma features an astonishing number of beautiful palaces and castles – expect stunning river locations and historic treasures!

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