Kitzeck im Sausal

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Kitzeck im Sausal
Kitzeck im Sausal Kirche.jpg
Coat of arms of Kitzeck im Sausal
Coat of arms
Kitzeck im Sausal is located in Austria
Kitzeck im Sausal
Kitzeck im Sausal
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°47′10″N 15°27′0″E / 46.78611°N 15.45000°E / 46.78611; 15.45000Coordinates: 46°47′10″N 15°27′0″E / 46.78611°N 15.45000°E / 46.78611; 15.45000
Country Austria
State Styria
District Leibnitz
 • Mayor Karl Schauer (ÖVP)
 • Total 16.29 km2 (6.29 sq mi)
Elevation 564 m (1,850 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 1,259
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes A-8442, A-8441, A-8451
Area codes +43 3456

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.