UFOs inspire design of Austrian mountain retreat

(Credit: Ufogel )

Need to get away somewhere remote, relaxing, and reminiscent of an unidentified flying object? The Ufogel retreat in the Austrian mountain village of Nussdorf takes its design cues, at least partially, from UFOs.

The unusual-looking structure, designed by Urlaubs Architektur, “sometimes bears resemblance to a prehistoric bird and sometimes to an extraterrestrial home, but is always something special,” the Web site for the mountain residence reads. The rustic retreat takes its names from the acronym UFO and the word “vogel,” German for bird. (If you ask us, it looks a lot like a lunar landing, but the name Lunarlandingvogel could get pretty unwieldy.)

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