Kitzeck im Sausal

Orientation & Geography

Europe, Austria, Leibnitz

Kitzeck is the central settlement in the Sausal mountain range in Southern Styria, Austria. It is the highest-altitude wine-growing community in Central Europe. Kitzeck is home to the first wine museum that was established in Styria (1979). Besides wine culture, tourism has become a pillar of the local economy and obviously both are pursued on close combination. The local church, dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, was built between 1640 and 1644. The funds were donated by a citizen of the nearby city, Leibnitz. Between 1862 and 1952, the community was named Steinriegl.