Oxhoft [German]

In Germany, Poland, and some Baltic nations, a unit of liquid capacity, corresponding to a size of a physical barrel. It is often associated with wine and probably originated in the barrique of Bordeaux. Similar units in other languages include the oxhuvud; the English unit playing the same role is the hogshead.

Locale Size of Oxhoft
in liters
Berlin 206.11
Brunswick 220.57
Courland 236.55
Danzig 206.11
Dresden 202.24
Erfurt wine 212.80
Thuringian 202.09
Hamburg chart symbol 217.21
Hanover 233.28
Hildesheim 199.95
Königsberg 206.11
Leipzig 227.52
Liepāja 236.55
Lippe-Detmold 222.94
Lübeck 217.21
Narva 232.09
Odessa 221.37
Oldenburg 228.99
Pärnu 232.09
Poland 227.56
Riga 217.21
Rostock 217.21
Stettin 206.11
Stralsund 209.95
Tallinn 214.23
Thuringia 202.09
Warsaw 227.56
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