Woodpecker Hotel, Sweden

May 28, 2009 by Neal  
Filed under Featured Hotels

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Image courtesy of Mialiv

In the Swedish city of Västerås, the city’s central park is the home of a surprising secret.  Look up and you will find the Woodpecker Hotel – a one-room hotel, situated in the branches of a 130-year-old oak tree.

To gain access, guests must make their way up a rope ladder, which can be pulled up if they fancy a bit of privacy.  And whilst the ladder may be wobbly, this isn’t the case for the hotel itself!  It is both stable and serene – providing an excellent view of the park as well as nearby Lake Mälaren.

The hotel is the brainchild of Swedish artist, Mikael Genberg, who is also the man behind Västerås’ Utter Inn, also seen right here on Weird and Wonderful Hotels.

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