Grimma Castle was founded in the 13th century. The chapel is the oldest part mentioned first time in 1218. The basic structure has been survived, although the tower was demolished in the 18th century and the eastern palace has been altered several times.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Hans Uli Wiedenmann (3 years ago)
You do not have to be there
Bernd Schacht (3 years ago)
Very nice located on the hollow!
wolfgang knape (3 years ago)
Impressive, even though the city itself seems extinct.
Daisy Duck (3 years ago)
At the hollow it is easy to take a walk
Wetterwarte Helgoland (4 years ago)
The old castle is on the bank of the Mulde. It was built C&A in 1220. After that it was rebuilt several times and destroyed in 1644, in the Thirty Years War, but was rebuilt in the middle of the 18th century. In the 19th century it was used as a district court and prison. As a prison it is no longer used today, but as a district court of Grimma and as Branch office of the Leipzig Public Prosecutor's Office. In August 2002 the castle was badly damaged in the Mulden flood. The comprehensive renovation was only completed in 2012.
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