Eh Hausl - The Smallest Hotel In The WorldEh'häusl  

Fascinating stuff, this hotel. It was built in 1728 and could well be the smallest hotel in the world. The story goes like this: back in the olden days in Germany, couples who wanted to marry had to own property.

So some enterprising local put down his frothy beer and sausage (sorry Germans!) and built a tiny house in a 2.5-meter gap between two buildings. This house was then bought by a couple who owned it until they were married, and after they tied the knot, they sold it to the next couple.

Today, “the marriage house” has been renovated by top designers and offers you the chance to take the keys and live in this remarkable property for a brief time.

The emphasis is on luxury living, and you can see from these pictures that time spent in the spa bath, watching the antique fireplace, or listening to the music collection is the time when you experience some lovely relaxation.

Type: Luxury
Location: Amberg  Germany  West Europe
Eh Hausl

Photo by Margret Pirzer


Amberg's old town center is considered among the best-preserved medieval quarters in Europe. A ring wall with several towers surrounds it – often referred to as Ei (egg), after its shape.

There are many impressive churches and castles in Amberg. Among the attractions is the covered Stadtbrille bridge, which was part of the city's medieval fortifications, and the Neues Schloss castle, originally built in the 15th century.

The world's smallest hotel

The world's smallest hotel

Eh'häusl ("The Little Wedding House") was built in 1728, and today it's famous for being the world's smallest hotel with a width of 6.6 feet (2 meters).

Eh'häusl Hotel, with a total space of 570 square feet (53 square meters), holds the Guinness world record title for the smallest hotel.

Eh Hausl door

The house is built on a tiny plot, measuring only 215 square feet (20 square meters). The eight-foot-wide hotel spans three floors.

Eh Hausl living room

Although it would be far-fetched to say it's spacious, the world's smallest hotel has ample room for two people.

Eh Hausl vintage decoration

Vintage rugs, furniture, and antiques decorate the richly equipped interiors.

Eh Hausl luxurious interior

There is even a fully-functional wood-burning fireplace in the living room.

Eh Hausl fireplace

The clever interior design includes a golden-framed mirror which increases the sense of space.

Eh Hausl stairs leading to the room

The pretty wooden split stairs also improve the airiness of the tiny space.

Eh Hausl room

A queen-sized bed easily fits in Eh'häusl's bedroom.

Interior of the world's smallest hotel

Eh Hausl bathroom

Eh Hausl vintage wooden chair

The hotel refers to the bathroom as a mini-spa, where you will find a freestanding bathtub and candle lights.

Eh Hausl bath tub

Eh Hausl mirror

Eh Hausl bathroom decoration

Seminargasse 8, 92224 Amberg, Germany