Knittlingen and the Surrounding Region

Fauststadt Knittlingen – Logo

Knittlingen, the Faust town in the Stromberg countryside on the edge of the Kraichgau, not far from the Melanchthon town of Bretten and the monastery town of Maulbronn, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site, on the national highway B35, was first mentioned in a document in 843. It has a population of about 8,000 inhabitants and includes the suburbs of Freudenstein, Hohenklingen and the Waldensian village of Kleinvillars.

For centuries, Knittlingen was a stop on the Thurn und Taxis postal coach route from Italy to the Netherlands, and its eventful history is still alive today in the historic town centre, which is well worth seeing.

Knittlingen is a destination for numerous visitors throughout the year. For years, various guided tours have been offered within the town centre and the surrounding area. Knittlingen and its region also offer numerous opportunities for hikers and cyclists in the most beautiful countryside.

Tour through the historic heart of the town

The FORUM BAU+KULTUR KNITTLINGEN e.V. and the town council, with the financial support of the Knittlingen building company Dürrwächter+Friedrich, have installed a self-explanatory Historic Town Centre Tour. The guidance system consists of 14 information boards, a flyer with descriptions and entries on the Knittlingen homepage and the FBK homepage.

A flyer describing the buildings and streets is now available at the Knittlingen Citizens’ Office or at the Faust Museum/Archive. You can also request it free of charge at . It is self-explanatory for visitors who want to visit Knittlingen spontaneously or go on a self-directed tour.

Cycling tours

Cyclists can reach the Fauststadt Knittlingen along the numerous bike paths. This allows you to plan your day trips individually and tailor them to your needs.


Nature enthusiasts will find many and extensive hiking opportunities in and around Knittlingen. There are several lakes, picnic areas, playgrounds, viewpoints and the like in the immediate vicinity.

Contact and help with planning

is the town office (Bürgerbüro) at Marktstraße 19
75438 Knittlingen
Telephone 07043 373 16
or write an e-mail to

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