Wegstunde [German]

See also Stunde.

In various German-speaking areas, ? – 19ᵗʰ century, a unit of distance. Literally, a “road-hour,” in concept the distance that could be traveled in 1 hour.

Some values reported in the 19ᵗʰ century are:

In Switzerland, by the Konkordat of 1835 twelve cantons tied their weights and measures to the sizes of units in the French metric system. The Wegstunde became = 16,000 Fuss = 4.8 kilometers, or about 2666.67 Klafters.


Wegstunde, Entfernungs- bzw. Wegemaß: a) oft = ½ deutsche Meile = 3.7102148 km; b) = Stunde, c.

Wegstunde, distnce or road measure, a) often ½ deutsche Meile = 3.7102148 km;

Jansen (1900) page xL.

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