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17th century German portrait of Faust.


Knittlingen is a town in the Enzmarker district in Baden-Württembergmarker in southern Germanymarker.

It lies at the eastern edge of the Kraichgau in the centre of a rectangle that is formed byHeidelbergmarker, Karlsruhemarker, Heilbronnmarker, and Stuttgartmarker.

The centre of Knittlingen consists of many old half-timbered houses.

Neighbouring municipalities

Neighbouring towns and municipalities (clockwise): Sternenfelsmarker, Maulbronnmarker, Ölbronn-Dürrnmarker, (all Enz marker, Brettenmarker, and Oberderdingenmarker, (both Karlsruhe marker).

Transport

The motorways A5(Bruchsalmarker or Karlsruhemarker-Exit),A6 (Eppingenmarker-Exit) and A8marker Pforzheimmarker-Exitare reachable within approximately 30 minutes.

In Knittlingen-Kleinvillarsthere is a City Train station which bringsthe commuters to Karlsruhemarker, Bruchsalmarker and Mühlackermarker.

The nearest airport is part of the Baden Airparkmarker (officially Flughafen Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden) about 70 km southwest of Knittlingen, with regular connections to airports inGermany and Europe in general. Frankfurt International Airportmarker can be reach in aboutan hour and a half by car, whereas Stuttgart Airportmarker can be reached in about one hour.

History

It was first mentioned in 835. The Thurn and Taxis founded a postal service station in Knittlingen reaching the cities from Innsbruckmarker to Brusselsmarker. It was burned down in the Thirty Years War. Supposedly the magician Johann Faust was born here. Hence the city has a Faust archive and a Faust museum.

Wine-growing

Knittlingen is one of the biggest wine-growing municipality of Württembergmarker. Wine-growing was proved there for 700 years. Numerous sorts of wine are growing.

Education

The Dr. Johannes-Faust-School is an elementary and secondary school and is visited by nearly 1000 students from all over the Enz marker. There are elementary schools in Freudenstein and Kleinvillars as well.

Museum

  • Dr. Johannes Faust Museum


Personalities



Media

The Badischen Neuesten Nachrichten (BNN), a daily newspaper operating out of Karlsruhe and the Pforzheimer Zeitung.

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Knittlingen is twinned with:

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