Trittau

Trittau (About this soundGerman pronunciation ) 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.

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Coat of arms of Trittau
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Location of Trittau within Stormarn district
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Trittau is located in Germany
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Trittau is located in Schleswig-Holstein
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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
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictStormarn
Municipal assoc.Trittau
Government
 • MayorOliver Mesch
Area
 • Total28.59 km2 (11.04 sq mi)
Elevation
36 m (118 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,900
 • Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
22946
Dialling codes04154
Vehicle registrationOD
Websitewww.trittau.de

GeographyEdit

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

HistoryEdit

The Trittau village dates back to the 12th century. It was first mentioned in 1167 in a document of Duke Henry the Lion.[2] 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 citiesEdit

The following cities are twinned with Trittau:[3]

Personalities associated with the communityEdit

  • Joachim Heinrich Campe (1746-1818), enlightened educator, publicist and linguist
  • Caroline Rudolphi (1753-1811), educator, poet, author, founded an institute for girls' education in Trittau
  • Theodor Steltzer (1885-1967), politician (CDU), 1946-1947 introduced Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein
  • Arno Surminski (1934-), writer, novel Kudenow or weep at strange waters
  • Bernd Heinrich (1940-), professor of biology, spent his childhood as a refugee child with his family in a forest hut in the Hahnheide[4]
  • Jürgen Blin (1943-), boxer, lived during his career in Trittau
  • Irmgard Riessen (1944-), theater and television actress, lives in Trittau

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2019 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).
  2. ^ "Monumenta Germaniae Historica 500–1500 Die Urkunden Heinrichs des Löwen Herzogs von Sachsen und Bayern" (in German). Bayerische Staatsbibliothek digital. 1941. p. 111. Retrieved 2017-08-01. Cite has empty unknown parameters: |day= and |month= (help)
  3. ^ "Ystävyyskuntatoiminta" (in Finnish). City of Saarijärvi. Archived from the original on 2013-12-06. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
  4. ^ History and Present, Publisher Ludwig, Kiel 2009, ISBN 978-3-86935-016-5