"The Fassbau - the barrel wing" Grosses Fass Tip by sandysmith

Grosses Fass, Heidelberg: 9 reviews and 14 photos


This wing was specially constructed to hold two gigantic wine-barrels. The 1751 barrel holds 221,726 litres, the 1662 barrel a mere 45,000 litres. The guardian of the barrels at one time was a dwarf named Perkeo - he was said to have drunk 10-12 lites of wine a day and lived to the 'ripe' age of 83 when he died after drinking a glass of water. Must have been the shock to the system!

Address: The castle

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  • Updated Aug 24, 2002
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