Beds of Hay at German Heuhotels

Beds of Hay at German Heuhotels

Sarah Rainwater
Sep 16, 2009

Both the New York Times and CNN have reported the rising popularity of hotels in Germany and other parts of Europe that offer a night's sleep on a bed of hay. While these heuhotels do have a certain ick-factor, the rustic simplicity of sleeping in a barn does have its appeal and who can say no to a good, old fashioned, roll in the hay?

Okay, plenty of people probably can. It's a no frills kind of accommodation, where guests usually need to bring their own bedding and towels and sleep in close vicinity to each other (and possibly a few animals). But it is a step up from camping, it's budget and eco-friendly, and we're betting the milk in your morning coffee will be pretty darn fresh. A list of German heuhotels ca be found at

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