Schlafen im Weinfass (quite literally meaning sleeping in a wine barrel) features one of the most unusual get-away’s I’ve seen. Overlooking the verdant Black Forest, Schlafen im Weinfass has several giant wine barrels that have been converted into cosy rooms.
There are a total of five ‘squares’ on a farm in Sasbachen village, a small community renowned for its wine-making and wood processing. Each square contains two of the giant wine barrels, allowing the novelty retreat to accommodate at least four people at a single location.
The rooms come with their own little rocky garden, flowers, a bench and a bathroom (accessed at the rear of the barrels). The barrels are also heated, keeping the cold at bay during the winter months. Each barrel is named after the type of wine that it was originally used to store, and have been fully restored and adopted for use as a habitable space.
The barrels have a double bed, which can be separated into two single beds if required. A single night stay, for two people with a breakfast and a basket of cheese, sausage and wine, will set you back only 155 Euros.