The World's First-Ever Dachshund Museum Opens in Germany

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Published: April 23, 2018
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Willkommen zu Dackelmuseum! Translation: welcome to the Dachshund museum!

That's the greeting Dachshund fans around the world have been longing to hear, and now they can if they visit Germany. 

According to BBC News, the first-ever museum devoted to all things Dachshund has opened in the German city of Passau in Bavaria.

A project 25 years in the making by former florists Josef Küblbeck and Oliver Storz, the pair has amassed more than 4,500 Dachshund-related items—including toys, figurines, stamps and prints— to put on display. You may even get a glimpse of the couple's own Dachshunds, Seppi and Moni, hanging out at the museum, The Times reports. 

The musuem, which opened in early April, highlights the popularity of the Dachshund—a dog known for its short long and lean body, as well its curious and confident nature—in their country (the museum's website points out the breed was a mascot at the 1972 Munich Olympics) and the rest of the world over. 

"The world needs a sausage dog museum," Küblbeck told the BBC. We couldn't agree more. 

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