Topsy-turvy way to attract tourists

No, this house in Germany's Bettingen municipality was not tossed on its head by a raging tornado.

The upside-down structure, located in the industrial area of Almosenberg, is upside down on the inside, too.

The Toppels House, so named after a fictitious Toppels family, has furnishings which are set up to defy gravity and comes with amenities found in most houses, such as a carport and a car in it.

Visitors to the whimsical tourist attraction, which includes a cafe, will be able to walk inside the structure along its ceilings.

The building will be open to visitors late next month as the main highlight of a recreational adventure world.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 15, 2015, with the headline 'Topsy-turvy way to attract tourists'. Print Edition | Subscribe