At only 2.5m wide, this tiny accommodation doesn’t have a lot of room. It works out to about 53 square meters of space for one hotel.
With a claim of the smallest hotel in the world and an occupancy of no more than two people it’s unlikely to host a conference any time soon, but Eh’häusl does host a steady stream of quirky travelers looking for any unique experience they can find – even if that experience means sleeping in a room in which you can outstretch your arms and almost touch both walls at once.
Built in 1728, the building actually served an important purpose in the Bavarian town of Amberg. At the time of its construction, in order to get married a couple had to own property. For those that couldn’t afford the purchase of a conventional piece of property, they could buy the Eh’häusl.
Erected between two other houses already there, the narrow spot wasn’t intended to be a home. Instead it was a temporary address to appease the town council’s bylaw. Once rings were on fingers, the house could be sold to the next couple in line.
Now it’s a tiny little luxury hotel for two at a time. While narrow, it’s tall enough for a variety of rooms, including a bedroom, bathroom, salon/sitting area and fireplace room. There isn’t an area for staff, though; when staying in the Eh’häusl, guests are the only ones there for the most part.
Legend has it that any couple who stays at the hotel will live a happy life together.