See also Wegstunde.
A unit of itinerant distance. “Stunde” is also the German word for “hour,” and a Stunde is in principle the distance a person can walk in 1 hour.
|Switzerland||= 16000 Fuss||4.8|
|Bavaria (Wegstunde, Poststunde, before 1846||= 12703 Fuss||3.7075|
|Deutsches Reich and Austria, for maps||4.8|
|Northwest Germany||about ½ Meile||3.710|
|Saxony||= 8000 Dresder Ellen||4.530400|
|Saxe-Gotha||= 1100 Feldruten||4.429320|
Jansen (1900) page xxxv.
A Dictionary of Metric and Other Useful Measures.
London: E & F.N. Spon, 1891.
A unit of plane angle = 15 degrees (24 of which make 360 degrees, thus the Stunde is the number of degrees through which the Earth turns in an hour).
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