Photo: Gerhard WeberMonastery church in GrimmaThe city played an important role in Saxon history and is situated in the beautiful Mulde Valley. The palace served as the residence of the margraves of Meissen and the Saxon electors. The founding father of the Saxon royal line, Albert III (the Bold), Duke of Saxony, was also born here in 1443.
Luther's "converted" already prevailed
Martin Luther visited the city several times and achieved significant influence through his sermons in the abbey church. The citizens of Grimma quickly joined the Reformation. As early as 1519, Luther commented that 'the converted are already clearly in control' of the town. The Reformation’s ideas found their way to the nearby Marienthron convent in Nimbschen. Twelve nuns fled the convent in spring 1523. Luther’s future wife, Katharina von Bora, was among them.
The ruins of the convent in Nimbschen and the imposing abbey church in Grimma remain striking reminders of these historical events.