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Snooze and booze! The Schlafen im Weinfass hotel in Germany invites guests to sleep in a wine barrel

Snooze and booze! The vineyard hotel where you can sleep in a giant wine barrel – with tipples delivered to your door

  • Schlafen im Weinfass in Germany has accommodation units fashioned out of giant 8,000-litre wine barrels 
  • There are eight cylindrical oak pods at the vineyard and stays come in at around €168 (£153) a night
  • The vineyard has also fashioned a wine barrel into a sauna and another into a hot tub by chopping it in half

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This certainly is a vine place to plonk yourself for the night. 

Schlafen im Weinfass, located just outside the village of Sasbachwalden in Germany, has several accommodation units fashioned out of giant 8,000-litre wine barrels.

There are eight cylindrical oak pods at the vineyard hotel, nestling amid the vines, with stays coming in at around €168 (£153) a night. Guests can get wine delivered to their doors and an aperitif is served on arrival.

Schlafen im Weinfass, located just outside the village of Sasbachwalden in Germany, has accommodation units fashioned out of giant 8,000-litre wine barrels

There are eight cylindrical oak pods at the farm, with stays coming in at around ¿168 (£153) a night. Guests can get wine delivered to their doors and an aperitif is served on arrival

There are eight cylindrical oak pods at the farm, with stays coming in at around €168 (£153) a night. Guests can get wine delivered to their doors and an aperitif is served on arrival

Each barrel sleeps two people and guests are provided with a neighbouring barrel where a lounge area and eco-toilet is located. 

All of the casks boast views over the sweeping countryside and breakfast baskets are served in the morning. 

Windows have been installed to allow natural light to flood in and each container is heated, so they’re cosy during the winter months.  

On the subject of keeping warm, the vineyard hotel has also fashioned a wine barrel into a sauna and another into a hot tub by chopping it in half and putting it on its end. 

The vineyard, owned by the Wild family, cultivates about six hectares with different grape varieties to ‘make delicious wine’ and makes fruit brandies and liqueurs from fruit grown in a 1.5-hectare orchard. 

Each barrel sleeps two people and guests are provided with a neighbouring barrel where a lounge area and eco-toilet is located

Each barrel sleeps two people and guests are provided with a neighbouring barrel where a lounge area and eco-toilet is located

Windows have been installed to allow natural light to flood in and each container is heated, so they're cosy during the winter months

Windows have been installed to allow natural light to flood in and each container is heated, so they’re cosy during the winter months

Schlafen im Weinfass – which translates to ‘sleeping in a wine barrel’ in German – isn’t the first of its kind. 

The La Cofradia tequila distillery in Jalisco, Mexico, invites guests to stay at its quirky Matices Hotel de Barricas complex with barrel-shaped lodges scattered around the property.

Another wacky feature on the estate is a bottle-shaped bus, which takes people on tours of the Tequila town and municipality. 

And the Quinta da Pacheca vineyard in Douro, Portugal, has a number of hotel suites inside giant barrels which are replicas of the wine vats used by the producer.  

The La Cofradia distillery in Jalisco, Mexico, invites guests to stay at its quirky Matices Hotel de Barricas complex

The La Cofradia distillery in Jalisco, Mexico, invites guests to stay at its quirky Matices Hotel de Barricas complex

The Quinta da Pacheca vineyard in Douro, Portugal, has a number of hotel suites inside giant wine barrels

The Quinta da Pacheca vineyard in Douro, Portugal, has a number of hotel suites inside giant wine barrels



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