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Ungeld

Designation (also Umgeld, Ohmgeld and locally also Böspfennig) for a former consumption and sales tax for the time being Wine and other alcoholic drinks like beer and spirits, Etymologically, the term derives from the Middle High German "gelt" (royalty, payment) and the reinforcing "un". This tax was widely used from the 13th century in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Sometimes it was also extended to foods such as salt, grain or meat. In practice, the height was determined before the unloading and Einkellern of the wine barrels of the "Weinsticher", by using a through the bung inserted rod raised the level in the barrel. The set money was included in the markets and at the city gates by the "Ungelter (Ungelter)". This was locally different, often both functions were combined in one person.

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