He was born in Antalya in 1946. The first German tour guide in Antalya, Çimrin worked over 25 years for region headquarters of Ministry of Tourism as an interpreter and a guide.
He has wrote for various magazines, newspapers and books about history of Antalya. In 2003, he was given the ''Antalya's Civil Historian'' award by Contemporary Journalists Association. This was not the only award he was given.
''History of Antalya and Tourist Guide'', ''Mediterranean Travel Guide'', ''Myths of Antalya'', ''My Antalya'', ''Once upon a time, Antalya'' are only a few of Cimrin's books.