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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
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Stormarn
Municipal assoc. Trittau
  Mayor Oliver Mesch
  Total 28.59 km2 (11.04 sq mi)
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

The following cities are twinned with Trittau:[2]


  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.

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