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Oldest giant wine barrel in the world

Riesenweinfass im Jagdschloss Spiegelsberge [(c): Ulrich Schrader]


Relegious matters were not the only area in which bishops of Halberstadt felt a higher calling. In 1594, Bishop Henry Julius commissioned the construction of a giant wine barrel with a capacity of 144,000 litres, which can now be found in the cellar of the "Jagdschloss" restaurant in the Spiegelsberge hills.

For further information about the landscape park Spiegelsberge click here.

This symbol of episcopal power was entered in the Guinness Book of Records as the World's Oldest Giant Wine Barrel in 2008. The people of Halberstadt went on to complete what Henry Julius had begun and now serve wine from the barrel on special occasions such as the annual park festivals.


Opening hours

You can visit the barrel during the opening hours of the restaurant "Jagdschloss".

Saturday and Sunday 12.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.


Jagdschloss Spiegelsberge
Spiegelsberge 4, 38820 Halberstadt

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