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Bad Dürkheimer Riesenfass
Germany

The barrel (Fass) is the biggest one worldwide, with a diameter of 13,5 meter and a volume of 1.700.000 liter. Built from 200 fir trees in 1934. It hosts a restaurant for up to 430 visitors. It is next to ground where the yearly (September) fun fair (Wurstmarkt) is held.

More information about the "Riesenfass" (german language) at Wikipedia

Copyright: Sven Hafner
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Taken: 11/08/2010
Uploaded: 19/03/2011
Updated: 09/03/2015
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