Knittelfeld is located in the east of the Murtal. It is the largest city in our region. With many cultural events and a wide range of shops, Knittelfeld is a feel-good town for strolling and enjoying. Spend relaxing hours at the newly designed main square in Knittelfeld and let us spoil you with coffee, pastries and ice cream.
All aboard - train departs
Knittelfeld is considered a railway town, which is why you will also find the railway museum here. Discover the diverse history of the railway with rustic exhibits and interesting stories. In the exhibition you will find the fascinating world of railways in 16 themed rooms with a total of approx. 1,000 m² of exhibition space. You will learn nostalgically everything about the beginnings of the railway in the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, see how varied the work process on the railway is and discover modern vehicle design and its development. Please refer to the presentation of the individual exhibition rooms for the focal points of the respective "theme room". The vehicle exhibition on the adjoining ÖBB open-air site is impressive. From nostalgic trains to modern fire engines, you will find everything here.
First admire the big ones and then experience the little ones. A visit to the model railway in Knittelfeld is a special experience. Here, with a love of detail and lovingly designed, you will be enchanted by a small railway world. Approx. 700 meters of tracks were installed on an area of 120 m². 5 stations with standard gauge and 4 stations with narrow gauge are on display. A railway operation that is true to the original is presented here in small format. Of course, this small world should be presented in the best possible way on the selected exhibition days. Therefore, a separate timetable was developed, which lasts over 1.5 hours. Nostalgic trains and vehicles from the present time alternate here. From the steam locomotive to the Railjet, you can marvel at all eras here. 80 trains ensure that there is always something moving along the route. Boredom is a foreign word here. In addition to trains, buses, tractors and other vehicles also make their rounds on the layout. Please note that the model railway is only open on certain days. Please see the website for opening times.
Carnival all year round
One extraordinary museum after the other invites you to Knittelfeld. The first Austrian carnival and customs museum "Alois Penz Museum" is one of the extraordinary unique pieces in the city. Around 5000 exhibits are on display here. On 400 square meters you will find carnival uniforms, witch costumes, elaborately carved masks and much more. Of course, children can also dress up here. Fun for the whole family.
In the OM milk adventure world, you will be brought closer to the secrets of the white gold. Experience how delicious cheese is made, learn about the process from the cow to the pack and appreciate the value and preciousness of this natural product. Informative, interesting and delicate at the same time.
In the city park of Knittelfeld you can have a good time. Relax and enjoy the green nature in the middle of the city. A playground keeps the little ones happy while the grown-ups take advantage of the nice weather. Near the park you will find a miniature golf course where you can put your skill and patience to the test.
There is a lot to experience in the vicinity of Knittelfeld.
The coat of arms
The coat of arms of Knittelfeld shows three clubs (Knittel). According to legend, the inhabitants killed a lindworm with the sticks until the field was blood-red.
Knittelfeld - a town to relax and discover.