There's A Dachshund Museum In Germany And Excuse Us While We Pack Our Bags
Yes, this is definitely necessary.
If you're in the process of considering your next holiday destination and happen to be a fan of adorable little dachshunds, might we suggest Germany?
Yes, it's the home of bread, beer and schnitzel, but it also happens to have a museum dedicated entirely to sausage dogs.
Yes sausage dogs.
We mean the furry kind. Not hot dogs. Though given their love of actual sausages, that would make sense too, but I digress...
Located in the Bavarian city of Passau is the 'Dackel Museum' -- which translated to the 'Dachshund Museum' -- and contains no less than 4,500 exhibits dedicated to sausage dogs.
It was founded by Josef Küblbeck and Oliver Storz, who said that their museum contains the world's biggest collection of dachshund related paraphernalia.
That's quite an impressive fact to share at dinner parties.
“The world needs a sausage dog museum,” Küblbeck told the BBC. “No other dog in the world enjoys the same kind of recognition or popularity as the symbol of Bavaria, the sausage dog.”
The pair have been collecting sausage dog related items including figurines, stamps, toys and art works, to name a few, for over the last 25 years with the museum opening its doors to the public in April of 2018.
The founders of course, have their own sausage dog who is said to be regularly seen in museum and visitors are welcome to bring their down dogs into the pet friendly premises.
The love affair between the Germans and sausage dogs is long documented, with dachshunds traditionally being bread in the 17th century to help with the popular local practice of badger hunting -- their long, silky and slender bodies easy being able to tunnel through deep holes and burrows.
They became so loved, the dachshund was chosen as the official symbol of the 1972 Munich Olympics.
"No other dog seems to be as world-famous as the dachshund. The 100th anniversary of the Free State of Bavaria, the dachshund in nobility or the dachshund in hunting as well as 'Waldi', the dachshund of the 1972 Olympic Games, are focal points in the museum," their website reads.
"A large number of exhibits are lovingly presented in showcases, with a wink of an eye and a great passion for the dachshund, which represents Bavaria like nobody else."
Say no more because we're already sold.
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