Wegstunde [German]

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.


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