Heidelberg Castle Perkeo Statue in Heidelberg, Germany - Encircle Photos

6 Heidelberg Castle Perkeo Statue in Heidelberg, Germany

Meet Pankert Clemens, a dwarf who was the court jester at the Heidelberg Castle in the early 18th century. He got the nickname Perkeo because of his insatiable thirst for wine. In 1751, he was in charge of the cellar when the Heidelberg Tun was built. Also called the Grosses Fass, it is the world’s largest wooden barrel that held 58,000 gallons of wine and was connected to the castle’s banquet room. Legend says Perkeo never drank any fluids other than wine and when a doctor served him water during an illness he died the next day in his eighties.

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Schlosshof 1a, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

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