|Stadtteil of Wittingen|
|• Total||34.09 km2 (13.16 sq mi)|
|Elevation||70 m (230 ft)|
|• Density||82/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Knesebeck is a lively village in Gifhorn (district) (Lower-Saxony). It is home to important industries in the region and offers at the same time good opportunities to recreate and socialize. Knesebeck actively cultivates its traditions such as its music, ecclesiastic life and cultural events. Associations are a well-established part of the social life - and well known as an integrating factor for literally all layers of the society. Their intrinsic do-it-yourself-spirit has led to outstanding events in the yearly calendar. People in Knesebeck are well known for their open and sociable character and for their hospitality.
Associations and Cultural Life
- Stainless Steel Industries
- Automotive Industries
- Volkswagen Testing Area
- Banking - Accounting and Consulting, Tax Consultancy
- Print Media Industries
- Bau- und Möbeltischlerei Holler GmbH
- Education Facilities
Medical Aid and Health Care
Traffic and Infrastructure
Knesebeck is well-connected to the Deutsche Bahn railway network. Connections are slow, but they provide good access to the German high-speed railway network via Wolfsburg, Braunschweig and Uelzen. The Wolfsburg high-speed connections allow an easy access to the airports in Hannover, Frankfurt and Berlin. Volkswagen operates regular business flights from the Braunschweig/Wolfsburg airport. The closest airport served by cheap carrier flights is the Hamburg/Lübeck airport.
Tourism and Spare Time
There are good opportunities in Knesebeck for hiking, jogging, hunting and horse-riding. Sport facilities are provided by the Knesebeck associations #Sports. There is a public outdoor pool and beach, an indoor pool and sauna.
Attractions in the region are the Lüneburger Heide, the Otterzentrum in Hankensbüttel, the Phaeno and Autostadt in Wolfsburg, the historic old towns of Celle and Lüneburg as well as the Museumsdorf Hösseringen.
The emblem of Knesebeck mimics a jumping red unicorn.
- Ernst von Lenthe, (* 23. November 1823 in Knesebeck, † 7. February 1888 in Hannover): Oberappellationsgerichtsrat, deputy
- Bernd Fix (* 19. March 1962): Hacker (Chaos Computer Club)
- Lars Nieberg (* 24. Juli 1963): Winner in the Olympic Games, Equestrian / Jumping
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