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Lager lovers can now sleep in a giant beer barrel as a hotel in Germany has introduced three quirky beds to its 62-room building.
The huge barrels were built in the 19th century and produced beer for more than 100 years at the local Potts Brewery in North Germany until 1995.
But now the Landhotel Beverland in Ostbevern is treating its guests to a real boozy stay and giving them the chance to sleep in a cosy barrel.
The hotel removed a half-circle from each barrel and installed a platform inside to support a double mattress.
Guests climb inside the recycled beer barrel up a homemade ladder – just like a bunk bed.
Dominic Stern, 29, sales manager at the hotel, told Rex Features: ‘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.’
Mr Stern said many of the guests who sleep in the barrels ‘are beer lovers – and that is what Germany is known for.’
The bedrooms that contain beer barrel beds also include a massage shower, 42-inch television with internet access and a DVD player.
It costs £88 per night to stay in a barrel, which sleeps two people.