Czech hotel threatens peeing tourists with YouTube post

The wine-making Czech town of Mikulov is threatening drastic measures to deter public urination

A Czech hotel is hoping to deter public urination by threatening to post videos of offenders on YouTube.

A sign warning peeing passers-by has appeared outside a hotel in the town of Mikulov, close to the border with Austria, the website reports.

The town is a centre of Czech wine-making, but it would appear that a number of oenophile visitors have been caught short on the doorsteps of the three-star Hotel Marcinčák, prompting the owner, Petr Marcinčák, to erect the sign.

The picture appeared on Twitter yesterday, and was retweeted more than 850 times.

Warnings about public urination are often found in popular tourist areas, and a number of amusing notices have been spotted by travellers.

The Telegraph, London