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Coat of arms of Trittau
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Trittau   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°37′0″N 10°24′0″E / 53.61667°N 10.40000°E / 53.61667; 10.40000Coordinates: 53°37′0″N 10°24′0″E / 53.61667°N 10.40000°E / 53.61667; 10.40000
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Stormarn
Municipal assoc. Trittau
 • Mayor Oliver Mesch
 • Total 28.59 km2 (11.04 sq mi)
Elevation 36 m (118 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,725
 • Density 310/km2 (790/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 22942–22946
Dialling codes 04154
Vehicle registration OD

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.


Trittau lies close to the Hahnheide forest. Nearby rivers are the river Aue and the river Bille. The county is abundant with small lakes.


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.

Sister cities[edit]

The following cities are twinned with Trittau:[2]

Personalities associated with the community[edit]

  • Joachim Heinrich Campe (1746-1818), an enlightened educator, publicist and linguist
  • 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
  • Irmgard Riessen (1944-), theater and television actress, lives in Trittau

Sons and daughters of the community[edit]

  • Theodor Steltzer (1885-1967), politician (CDU), 1946-1947 introduced Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein


  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2015] (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German). 
  2. ^ "Ystävyyskuntatoiminta" (in Norwegian). City of Saarijärvi. Retrieved 2012-06-01.