Trittau is a municipality in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, located 30 km east of Hamburg. It is the economical and administrative center of Amt Trittau, which is part of the Stormarn district. Other villages in the county are Grönwohld, Lütjensee, Großensee, Rausdorf and Grande.
The Trittau village dates back to the 12th century. It was first mentioned in 1239, possibly 1167. In those days it was situated close to the Hamburg - Rostock and Hamburg - Lübeck trade routes.
The village then consisted of a Saxon part (Groß-Trittau) and a Wagrian part (Klein-Trittau). In 1326, a castle was built to defend the region and the trade route against the Scarpenberg knights from nearby Linau castle.
Caroline Rudolphi (1753-1811), educator, poet, author, founded an institute for girls' education in Trittau
Arno Surminski (1934-), writer, worked his turn-of-the-century after the end of the war in the novel "Kudenow or weep at strange waters"
Bernd Heinrich (1940-), a professor of biology, spent his childhood as a refugee child with his family in a forest hut in the Hahnheide (Germany) History and Present, Publisher Ludwig, Kiel 2009, ISBN 978-3-86935-016-5 </ ref>
Jürgen Blin (1943-), Profiboxer, lived during his boxing career in Trittau