Klimmt is married and has three children.
In 1999, Klimmt lost to Peter Müller in the parliament elections in the Saarland. Later that year, he became Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs. After only one year in office, he was forced to resign because of his role in a dubious financial crisis of the German football club 1. FC Saarbrücken.
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