I have passed by this contraption dozens of times in the past year as we walked through the vineyards on the outskirts of Sulzburg, and each time wondered what it was. Firewood was all I could think of, but why would it be so elaborately housed?
This past Sunday the mystery was solved. Touring the local Kindergarten we came across a smaller version in the playground. There was a sign beside it “Insekten Hotel.” Even my rudimentary knowledge of German tells me that is an insect hotel.
I’d never heard of such a thing before, which only goes to show that I am a city boy. Turns out they attract bees to the vineyards, which is good for pollination.
You are never too old to learn something new.