Knittelfeld

Knittelfeld is a city in Styria, Austria, located on the banks of the Mur river.

Knittelfeld
Knittelfeld
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°12′54″N 14°49′46″E
CountryAustria
StateStyria
DistrictMurtal
Government
  MayorLAbg. Ing. Gerald Schmid(SPÖ)
Area
  Total13.81 km2 (5.33 sq mi)
Elevation
645 m (2,116 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
  Total12,626
  Density910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8720
Area code03512
Vehicle registrationMT
Websitewww.knittelfeld.at

The name of the town has become notorious for the Knittelfeld Putsch of September 7, 2002, a party meeting of the Freedom Party of Austria, which resulted in the 2002 Austrian elections.

Notable residents

The following are past and present notable residents of Knittelfeld.

  • Klaus Ambrosch (*1973), decathlete
  • Ludwig Apfelbeck (1903–1987), developer of motors, tuner, and manufacturer
  • Wolfgang Benedek (*1951), lawyer
  • Johannes Diethart (*1942), writer an publisher
  • Gerhard Draxler (*1952), television journalist
  • Erwin Frühbauer (1926–2010), politician
  • Gundomar Eibegger (*1931), TV-journalist
  • Gert Hofbauer (*1937), musician and conductor
  • Berndt Luef (*1952), musician
  • Anton Neußl (1892–1965), painter and graphic artist
  • Wilhelm Mandl (1910-1978), politician
  • Robby Musenbichler (*1955), guitarist, composer, and music producer
  • Marcel Ritzmaier (*1993), football player
  • Stefan Rucker (*1980), cyclist
  • Andi Siebenhofer (*1977), extreme sports athlete and entrepreneur
  • Karl Troll (1923–1977), politician
  • Ernst Trost (*1933), journalist and author
  • Karl Unterweger (1918–1963), yachtsman
  • Lizzi Waldmüller (1904–1945), actress
  • Zoran Lerchbacher (*1972), darts player

References


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