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The Pheasant Island in the Great Eutin Lake - formerly the location of Utin Castle

Utin (in Latin letters VTIN - also "Uthine") was the name of a Wendish castle, which was built from the 9th century on the " Pheasant Island " in the Great Eutin Lake and was the center of the Wendish Gau of the same name . The castle was connected to the bank by a bridge, on which a settlement (of the same name) developed.

The castle was destroyed by the Holsten when Wagrien was conquered in 1138/39 .

The location of the settlement - the origin of today's city of Eutin - on the shores of the Great Eutin Lake was retained and retained the name "Utin" which changed over time (via, for example, "Uthine") to "Eutin".

The four letters "VTIN" became part of the coat of arms of the city of Eutin.

Coat of arms of the city of Eutin with the letters "VTIN"

Origin of name

The place name "Utin" is derived from the personal name "Uta" (or " Uto ") - supplemented by the ending -in - and means "settlement of Uta".


Coordinates: 54 ° 8 ′ 20.4 ″  N , 10 ° 37 ′ 33.6 ″  E