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Giant Barrel of Bad Dürkheim

St. Michael Allee 1
Bad Duerkheim Germany

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1934
  Finished1934
Building Uses
 - restaurant
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - other
Materials
 - wood

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof44 ft

Description
Architect: Fritz Keller

Giant Barrel of Bad Dürkheim is world's largest wine barrel.
It has a diametres of 13.5 metres and a volume of 1.700.000 litres.

For building the barrel 200 40 metres tall pines were used. Totally 200 m³ of wood were used.

However, it was never filled with wine or an other liquid and is used as a restaurant.

The Giant Barrel of Bad Dürkheim is a very well-known sight.

Official Source:
http://www.bad-duerkheim.de/html/Tourismus_/Sehenswuerdigkeiten_und_Museen/Duerkheimer_Riesenfass.htm

Unofficial Sources:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%BCrkheimer_Riesenfass
http://wandern-in-der-pfalz.kruemelhuepfer.de/wanderungen-pfalz/ungeheuersee-peterskopf/

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