|• Mayor||Burkard Losert (CSU)|
|• Total||36.42 km2 (14.06 sq mi)|
|Elevation||249 m (817 ft)|
|• Density||210/km2 (540/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Rimpar is a market town in the district of Würzburg in the German state of Bavaria. It is located about 10 km (6 mi) north of the City of Würzburg. The municipality includes the villages of Gramschatz and Maidbronn, incorporated in 1978.
Rimpar was first mentioned in an 1126 deed. Hermann I von Lobdeburg, Bishop of Würzburg, established a Cistercian abbey at neighbouring Maidbronn in 1232. Sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider furnished the abbey Fons Virginis Sanctae Mariae monastery church, now Saint Afra with the Grieving for Christ sandstone altar in 1525, considered the last of his major works.
The von Grumbach noble family had Rimpar Castle built in 1347. In 1593 Konrad von Grumbach sold Rimpar to Prince-Bishop Julius Echter of Würzburg. With the Grand Duchy of Würzburg Rimpar fell to the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1814.
- Wilhelm von Grumbach, knight and adventurer, was born in Rimpar on June 1, 1503. Placed under the imperial ban by Emperor Maximilian II he was executed at Gotha on April 18, 1567.
- Henry Lehman, born about 1821 in Rimpar emigrated to Montgomery, Alabama in the United States in 1844. He would go on to found the Lehman Brothers dry goods and cotton trading company in 1850. Henry Lehman died in 1855.
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- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016.