Monastery church of St. Augustin in Grimma

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  • Grimma
  • Church, Destinations

Augustinian monks began to build a monastery on the banks of the Mulde in 1287; today, nothing is preserved except for the church.

Augustinian monks began to build a monastery on the banks of the Mulde in 1287; today, nothing is preserved except for the church. In 1315, it was partially torn away by a flood. Its The unfavourable location close to the river has led to repeated damage even into our century (most recently in June 2013), although the urban area had been heaped up over the course of the centuries by about two metres. After a fire in 1430, the monastery church was rebuilt and newly consecrated on 8 June 1435. With a wall thickness of almost one and a half metres, the impressive building has a length of more than 54 metres, an average width of over 12 metres and a height of 19 metres.
Until the Reformation around 1541, the monastery church was home to the Order of the Augustinian Hermits, and then until 1937 as a church for the adjoining Princely and State School of Grimma. Until 1975 – due to a contract of use with the city of Grimma as the building owner – it was used occasionally as an Evangelical Lutheran church. Following years of vacancy, a construction police blockade and extensive collapse of the roof in 1989, the roof was rebuilt and the building returned to use after the collapse of the GDR.

Accessibility information

The monastery church is wheelchair-accessible.
A public toilet for wheelchair users is located in the Town Hall near the monastery church.

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Monastery church of St. Augustin in Grimma
Klosterstraße 1
04668 Grimma
Deutschland

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