Sleep off your hangover in a beer barrel! Quirky German hotel where you can snooze INSIDE a keg

Huge ale barrels are large enough to accommodate a double mattress 700 guests a year.

For dedicated beer lovers it is quite literally a dream come true.

A hotel in northern Germany is attracting hundreds of guests with a passion for ale after converting three huge beer barrels into beds.

The 19th century wooden vessels were once used to store beer produced at the local Potts Brewery in northern Germany, but are now slept in by up to 700 people a year.

The Landhotel Beverland in Ostbevern converted three identical barrels which were cut in half and had a platform installed inside to support a double mattress.

Visitors then climb inside using a homemade ladder. It costs £88 per night to stay in a barrel, each of which can sleep up to two people.

Dominic Stern, 29, sales manager at the hotel, said: 'The idea with the beer barrel came about in collaboration with the local Pott's brewery. 

'In their beer museum they had this spectacular barrel that was in brilliant condition so we decided to transform the barrel into a double bed to be used in the hotel. 

'We thought about how we can offer our guests an experience that they would never forget.'

More than 700 guests stay in the barrels each year, many of who are beer lovers, according to Mr Stern. 'That is what Germany is known for,' he said.

The bedrooms the three barrels are located in include a massage shower, a large television and internet access.

'While there are hotels around the world that have different themes to make the stay more enjoyable for their guests,' said Mr Stern, 'I've never seen another hotel that uses a beer barrel as a bed.'

Quelle: Daily Mail, England