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Rimpar Castle
Rimpar Castle
Coat of arms of Rimpar
Coat of arms
Rimpar   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°51′N 9°57′E / 49.850°N 9.950°E / 49.850; 9.950Coordinates: 49°51′N 9°57′E / 49.850°N 9.950°E / 49.850; 9.950
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Würzburg
 • Mayor Burkard Losert (CSU)
 • Total 36.42 km2 (14.06 sq mi)
Elevation 249 m (817 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,530
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 97222
Dialling codes 09365
Vehicle registration
Website www.rimpar.de

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.

Grieving for Christ, Maidbronn

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.

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Rimpar can be reached via the Bundesautobahn 7 at the Gramschatzer Wald junction. Bus service is provided to Würzburg on workdays every 30 minutes.

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