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Sausage-themed rooms advertised on the Sausage Hotel website. PICTURE: Via the Boebel Bratwurst Bed and Breakfest website.

The "world's first sausage hotel" has been opened in a German town celebrating well, all things sausage-related. Located in Rittersbach near Nuremberg, the Boebel Bratwurst Bed and Breakfest is the brainchild of fourth generation butcher Claus Boebel. He told CNN he thought it would be a good way to bring tourists to the town. The accommodation, which comes complete with sausage-themed wall art, bedding and other decorative elements can be found in a converted barn near Boebel's house and there's also an onsite "wurst-arant" where guests can sample various types of bratwurst and take cooking classes. The hotel opened in September last year and has already had guests from across the globe.

Speaking of food, is that a squirrel in your lasagne? Don't worry - it's intentional: Ivan Tisdall-Downes, chef at the restaurant Native located in London's famous Borough Market, is serving up lasagne made from squirrel meat. The move comes after he made a deal with his supplier of wild boar meat to provide him with the carcases of grey squirrels which have been killed in culls. These are undertaken to reduce the numbers of the animal which comes from North America and is considered an invasive pest in the UK where it competes with the endangered red squirrel. Tisdall-Downes told The Telegraph the flavour is "almost exactly the rabbit".

Back to Germany where residents in a town which has been without street names for 40 years have just voted against introducing any. Hilgermissen was formed out of several smaller communities in the 1970s and since then addresses have simply consisted of house numbers - despite houses bearing consecutuve numbers not always being close to each other. But the town has grown since then - it now boasts some 2,200 people - and so townsfolk were asked in a referendum if the streets should be named to make things easier for postal and courier companies, not to mention visitors. Sixty per cent said no and so for the moment, the town is set to remain as is.