For the colorimetric scale used, for example, for honey, see Pfund scale


In Germany, 1872 – 21st century, a unit of mass, = 500 grams. This is the Zoll-Pfund, legalized in 1872; although in common use, it has not been legal since 1884. Symbol, Pfund symbol.

United Nations, 1966.


Before 1872 the Pfund varied locally in the many German-speaking states. Perhaps the most important were the Pfund based on the mark of Cologne: link to a table of German units of mass based on the mark of Cologne and the Prussian Pfund: opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system.


In Austria, the Weiner Pfund, a unit of mass, about 560.06 grams¹. After 1871, identical to the Zoll-Pfund.

Gesetz of 23 July 1871, R.G.B 1872, No. 16. The law is reproduced in
Georg Thaa.
Das Mass- und Gewichtwesen und der Richdienst in Österreich.
Volume 13 of Taschenausgabe de österreichischen Gesetze.
Vienna: Munz'sche k. u. k. Hof- Verlags- und Universitats-Buchhandlung, 1900.

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