A view of the street front on the southern side of the marketsquare in Grimma, Saxony. Grimma is a small town in the south of Leipzig with approx. 28,000 inhabitants (2020) and is situated on the river Mulde. On the left side we see the view into Lorenzstrasse, on the right side we look into Lange Strasse.
The buildings Markt 20-26 are part of the historical market ensemble and are important from a historical and urban planning point of view. They are predominantly baroque buildings with striking arched portals, which, like some window frames, are often executed in Rochlitz porphyry tuff. Most striking is the façade of the narrow building Markt 23 with a distinctive bay window and baroque decor as well as vase and ball endings on the roof.
At the time of the photo’s taking, the business premises, from left to right, include the clothing store Leder-Weber, the travel agency Muldental-Reisen, the fashion store Trends, the bakery Hennig, the Grimmaer Kaffeerösterei (coffee rosting), a real estate and insurance office, the optician Henkel, and a fruit & vegetable shop. On the right side of the picture we see the elaborately designed portal of the Gasthof Goldener Löwe (Golden Lion Inn) on the west side of the marketplace.
More views from Grimma can be found in our blog post about Grimma.