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Grimma

Located in the heart of Saxony and not far from Leipzig, the small town of Grimma is a top destination with a romantic historic town centre featuring splendid town houses and a beautiful town hall. Add spacious parks, an enchanting neighbouring village and lots of beautiful green nature all around and your weekend in Grimma on the Mulde river is all sorted!

Day 1 in Grimma: Friday

After checking in, stopping by the tourist information and a nice cup of coffee, take a leisurely stroll through town and round off your day in one of Grimma’s cosy restaurants. 

Ein gemütliches Hotelzimmer mit Balkon© Kloster Nimbschen Hotel und Event GmbH

2 pm: Check-in

We trust you have found your perfect accommodation in Grimma: The town features a wide range of hotels in different categories as well as stylish holiday flats and private rooms. You can also stay in a former monastery or directly by the river in the romantic neighbouring village of Höfgen.
Radfahrerin steht vor dem Eingang der Tourismusinformation© Stadt Grimma

3 pm: Tourist Information

Your first stop is the tourist information on the market square, which is, by the way, housed in a beautiful Baroque building from 1739 with stucco ceilings and adorned with Delft tiles. The friendly team will provide you with everything you need for your stay, including general information and tickets. You can also get some souvenirs here.
Pärchen an einem Tisch mit Kaffee und leckerem Kuchen© REDOK ART David Rieger

3.30 pm: Coffee Break

Before you really dive into your Grimma explorations, how about a little time out in one of the town’s small cafés, preferably with a piece of cake. There’s “Café Florian” near the tourist information or “Nostalgie-Café”, also not far from the market square, for great cakes in beautiful surroundings.
Blick auf die Häuser der Altstadt von Grimma© David Rieger

4.30 pm: Walk through town

Time to get some first impressions of Grimma: Start at the market square and walk through the town’s romantic centre to Grimma Castle, dating back to the 13th century. Cross over Steinbrücke bridge and continue your walk on the opposite Mulde embankment. Later, your way will take you back over Saxony’s longest suspension bridge, with Grimma’s enchanting silhouette always in sight.
Gästen werden Speisen auf einem Holzbrett serviert.© David Rieger, REDOKART

6.30 pm: Dinner

Grimma is known for its varied gastronomical offerings. You can find anything from home-style, local cuisine to Mediterranean and more exotic flavours. And how about a refreshing beer or drink in one of the town’s bars and pubs later on?

Day 2 in Grimma: Saturday

After a guided city tour, a boat will take you across the Mulde to a beautiful neighbouring village. And your walk back along the river will set you up perfectly for dinner. 

Gruppe bei einer Stadtführung© REDOK ART David Rieger

11 am: Guided City Tour

First, a proper German breakfast and then off on a guided tour through the picturesque old town with a knowledgeable guide who will tell you everything worth knowing about Grimma’s past, present and future. The one-hour tour starts at the tourist information on the market square.
Pärchen sitzt mit einem Glas Wein im Restaurant und stößt an© David Rieger REDOK ART

12.30 pm: Lunch

For lunch, you could try the “Ratskeller” restaurant, which serves typical Saxon dishes made from local and seasonal products, including homemade aspic with fried potatoes or fried pikeperch. Or, for some international flavours, there are also Indian or Turkish restaurants to choose from.
 Wassermühle, die auf einem im Wasser schwimmenden Schiffskörper errichtet ist© Katja Fouad Vollmer

2 pm: Höfgen

Welcome on board: After lunch, a “Mulde boat” will take you to one of Saxony's most beautiful villages, only a couple of miles from Grimma. The tiny, listed hamlet of Höfgen, close to the riverbank, carries the moniker of "village of the senses": a Romanesque church, a museum, one of the last floating boat mills in Europe and much more are waiting to be explored with all your senses.
Weg der am Wasser entlangführt über eine kleine Holzbrücke© Natalie Rieche

5 pm: Path of stones

For your way back to Grimma, follow the "Weg der Sterne" (path of stones) along the Mulde river. This hiking trail leads from Höfgen to the Rabenstein viewpoint and then over Grimma's Pöppelmann Bridge back to the old town. Along the way, information points with stone signposts, sculptures, information boards and more present interesting details about geological features of the region.
Abendessen mit einem Glas Wein

6.30 pm: Dinner

You’ve definitely earned your dinner today. How about “Raffinesse” restaurant, which is located on the banks of the Mulde near the suspension bridge. Weather permitting, you can eat al fresco on the terrace with great views over the river.

Day 3 in Grimma: Sunday

After a final breakfast, it's time to pack your bags and say goodbye. On the way, however, be sure to pay a visit to the “Göschenhaus”, Germany's only museum dedicated to a publisher. 

Das Verlegermuseum Göschenhaus mit einem Garten steht in Grimma.© Rene Pech

11 am: Göschenhaus Museum

The former estate of the publisher Georg Joachim Göschen (1752-1828) is now a museum, providing great insights into the history of book publishing and society life around 1800. Great German writers such as Friedrich Schiller enjoyed visiting the idyllic house in Grimma's Hohnstädt neighbourhood – and we hope you did, too!

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