|• Mayor||Matthias Berger|
|• Total||217.38 km2 (83.93 sq mi)|
|Elevation||128 m (420 ft)|
|• Density||130/km2 (340/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Grimma is a town in the Free State of Saxony, Germany, on the left bank of the Mulde, 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Leipzig. Founded in c. 1170, it is part of the Leipzig district.
The river Mulde flows through the town, a significant section of which is situated in a floodplain. Massive floods in 2002 washed away the old Pöppelmannbrücke bridge and caused significant damage to buildings in the town. In the summer of 2013 there was further flood damage.
- Großbardau (merged with Grimma January 2006)
- 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)
- Mutzschen (merged with Grimma 1 January 2012)
By 1890 the population had reached 8,957.
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.
- Albert III, Duke of Saxony (1443–1500)
- Catherine of Saxony, Archduchess of Austria (1468–1524)
- Ernst Otto Schlick (1840–1913), engineer
- Georg Elias Müller (1850–1934), psychologist
- Erich Waschneck (1887–1970), playwright
- Diethard Hellmann (1928–1999), musician
- Verena Reichel (born 1945), translator
- Ulrich Mühe (1953–2007), playwright
- Carmen Nebel (born 1956), TV moderator
- Olaf Beyer (born 1957), athlete
- Matthias Lindner (born 1965), footballer
- Torsten Kracht (born 1967), footballer
- Marina Schuck (born 1981), sprint canoer
- Ronny Garbuschewski (born 1986), footballer
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