Stunde [German]

See also Wegstunde.

1

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.

Locale Equivalents Kilometers
Switzerland = 16000 Fuss 4.8
Bavaria (Wegstunde, Poststunde, before 1846 = 12703 Fuss 3.7075
Bohemia   4.632
Westphalia   5.559
Baden   4 4/9
Deutsches Reich and Austria, for maps   4.8
Hesse-Kassel   4 4/9
Northwest Germany about ½ Meile 3.710
Saxony = 8000 Dresder Ellen 4.530400
Saxe-Gotha = 1100 Feldruten 4.429320

Jansen (1900) page xxxv.

Latimer Clark.
A Dictionary of Metric and Other Useful Measures.
London: E & F.N. Spon, 1891.

2

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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