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The name of the city Uetersen, "utmost end", probably arose because it is "at the extreme end", referring to the fact that its location is at the transition to the geestSeestermüher marsh. But there is also the suspicion that the name of "Ütersteen" showing what "ultra-stone" or "Ütristina", the old name of Pinnau originates.[clarification needed]
Blazon:In a red shield is a silver (= white) gate without any door. The wall has six pinnacles. There is a silver (= white) tower on each side, having two windows each and topped by silver (= white) triangular roofs. Between the towers there is the nettle-leaf of the Counts of Holstein. In the open door at the base there stands a silver (= white) S-shaped object, which might show Virgin Mary and Jesus, standing upon a golden (= yellow) lying moon crescent and flanked by two golden (= yellow) stars on a red background. Below the door is a blue field probably symbolizing water.