In German-speaking Europe, a large unit of dry capacity, varying by locality.
In Prussia, the law of 16 May 1816 defined the Malter as 36,864 cubic Zoll, about 659.54 liters.
In Switzerland, after metrication began in 1835, = 10 Viertels = 150 liters. See the Konkordat of 1835.
Hesse-Darmstadt, 128 liters.
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