Knittlingen and Surroundings

Knittlingen, first mentioned in a document in 843, with its suburbs of Freudenstein, Hohenklingen and the Waldensian village of Kleinvillars, has a population of around 8,000 and is a Faust town in the Stromberg recreation and hiking area on the edge of the Kraichgau, not far from the Melanchthon town of Bretten and the monastery town of Maulbronn on the B35.

For centuries, Knittlingen was a stop on the Thurn- und Taxis stagecoach line on the route from Italy to Holland, 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 surroundings also offer numerous opportunities for hikers and cyclists in a beautiful landscape.

Historic town centre tour

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 tour” on their own.

Cycling tours

RaCyclists can reach the Fauststadt Knittlingen along the numerous cycle 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, rest and play areas, lookout points and the like in the immediate vicinity.

Contact and help with planning

is the citizens’ office (Bürgerbüro) at Marktstraße 19
75438 Knittlingen
Telephone +49 7043 373 16
or write an e-mail to

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