Knittelfeld Travel Guide, Austria
Knittelfeld, Travel Guide – Location
Knittelfeld is a picturesque city in southern Austria dating back from the early nineteen twenties. Knittelfeld travel guide makes a short description of this small industrial town.
Knittelfeld, Travel Guide – Topography and Climate
Located in a place where green rolling hills meet the waters of the Mur River, Knittelfeld offers tourists a great deal of possibilities to spend their spare time. The mountainous background and peaceful streets of the city running along traditionally decorated buildings create a unique picture characteristic to small Austrian towns.
Climate in Knittelfeld is temperate continental with warm summers and cold snowy winters. Maximum average temperatures in the city are registered in July when the values reach 25ºC and the lowest average ones in January reaching -5ºC. Precipitations are also unevenly distributed, reaching a peak in July and a down in February.
Mur River is the main water course that passes through Knittelfeld and the main fresh water resource for the inhabitants and local companies.
Knittelfeld, Travel Guide – Flora and Fauna
Knittelfeld is like most Austrian cities, surrounded by unspoiled nature with endless forests and clear water rivers. At this altitude forests are mainly made up of oaks, birch trees and acorns, trees that can also be admired along the city’s park alleys or main roads. Cultivated species are also present here, among the most common we can mention the cereals, some vegetables and fruit trees. Orchards and vineyards complete the wonderful green background picture bringing additional color especially in spring and autumn.
Fauna is typical for the deciduous forests and is made up of numerous mammal species, birds while aquatic species are mainly found in the waters of the Mur River.
Knittelfeld, Travel Guide – Population
Knittelfeld is a rather small provincial city with a number of 14.000 inhabitants but with an immense tourism potential. The main occupations of the locals are industry, agriculture and tourism, all of them assuring a good standard of living and a low unemployment rate. Agriculture and livestock represent a very important source of income in Knittelfeld, the city being a popular producer of high quality diary products. Industry has started here after the building of a strategic railway station which used to make the connection with Italy. Nowadays the beautiful surroundings, clean waters and air are the main attraction in Knittelfeld, tourists arriving here in order to enjoy the crisp mountain air, go hiking, skiing or simply for relaxation.
Knittelfeld, Travel Guide – Culture and Arts
Cultural life in Knittelfeld is connected to the work of different artists from different fields from theatre to painting and music. All main cultural and artistic events in Knittelfeld take place at the Culture and Congress Centre or are housed by the local Railway Museum and Culture House. Every year locals are invited to different art exhibitions, book releases, theatre shows and other such events held by Austrian or foreign artists.
Knittelfeld, Travel Guide – Transport
Knittelfeld doesn’t have a very long history, the city being set here as a strategic point at an important railroad intersection. Thanks to this fact the city maintains great transport connections with other cities in Austria and Italy. Motorways are also present here offering a fast transportation option, in case you want to visit cities like Graz or Vienna, as well as a local airport connecting Knittelfeld to the rest of Europe.
Within the city there is a public bus network but tourists usually prefer to walk due to the fact that the city is not very large, the main attractions being concentrated downtown.
Knittelfeld, Travel Guide – Festivals
Though Knittelfeld is a small provincial city there are quite a few festivals held here especially in the summer months. One can enjoy during these festivals lots of good music, spectacular artistic shows and so on, the best examples in this respect being the Acoustic Fest which offers plenty of classic music, Country Festival with American inspired festivities like an indoor rodeo competition and traditional food, Bergfilm Festival which presets different mountain expeditions and documentaries and so on.
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