TIL there’s a sausage hotel in Germany

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Do you have a favorite food? Whatever it is, do you possibly love it so much that you would craft an entire tourist destination around it? Meet fourth-generation German butcher Claus Boebel, who has created the sausage-themed Boebel Bratwurst Bed And Breakfast in the small village of Rittersbach, near Nuremberg.

Sausages are not only on the menu in the seven-room B&B: They decorate the wallpaper and appear in cushion form on the beds. There are sausage-shaped soaps and sausages that hang on the walls.

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If you want to take your sausage love to an edible level, Boebel offers specialty sausages and cooking courses. He tells CNN, “I called it ‘Wurst-arant’—because I serve only bratwurst in this restaurant in many different styles… I serve many different styles of bratwurst with chili, with horseradish, or with chocolate or coffee inside.”

Boebel admits that Rittersbach is not much of a tourist destination, but hopes that the hotel will help make the town a draw (although his marketing efforts may need some help; we couldn’t find a website for the Boebel Bratwurst B&B). He may be on to something—it seems he’s not alone in his sausage fixation: “In the first four months, I have people from China, Japan, Nigeria, France, Italy, Sweden [and] Spain.” Granted those people probably aren’t vegetarian, but carnivores looking for an unusual travel site might have a new German destination.

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Gwen Ihnat

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.