Germany Cafe Celebrates Reopening Its Dining Halls By Giving Customers Pool Noodles Hats

Germany has allowed reopening of restaurants and Café Rothe, which is located in Schwerin, was one of the many that happily embraced the directive. In a celebratory mood, they welcomed their customers by handing out hats with pool noodles, which is not only innovative but also rather smart as it helped them maintain distancing in the dining hall.

By Cookist

Much like every country is now trying to do to alleviate the great impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Germans are working hard to find normalcy again.

Thus, the government's decision to loosen restrictions starting which let all restaurants reopen their dining halls to welcome customers again.

For Cafe Rothe, this was done with a unique twist – giving each customer a hat with pool noodles, which ensured that they maintained just enough distance between them.

Pictures of the restaurant fast going viral on the internet show some of the cafe's customers seated at tables while wearing the hats.

"In these difficult times, it's a pleasure to make others smile," restaurant owner Jacqueline Rothe said.

While the sight of the pool noodle hats made for an indeed hilarious gimmick, it warmed the hearts of customers who subtly realized that the restaurant cares about their welfare.


Like Cafe Rothe has done, many other restaurants are now tasked with finding unique ways to keep customers distanced from each other to limit the transmission of the coronavirus in Germany.

A few weeks ago, sometime late April, the government eased the lockdown rule, which was made mid-March.

However, while the economy grapples with a return to normalcy, the government still rules that the use of masks, social distancing, and hygiene practices remain as the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Image credits: Cafe & Konditorei Rothe

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