Have (or Love) Dachshunds? You’re Going To Want To Hit Up This Museum

Anyone who’s familiar with the dachshund breed knows it’s…special. The short-legged crew is fiercely loyal to their families, a super-loving bunch with great personalities. But did you know they were oriiginally bred to hunt badgers?

You can learn more and get up-and-personal with the breed at the new Dackelmuseum, a museum dedicated to the weiner dog that recently opened in the Bavarian city of Passau, Germany. According to Afar, the space is filled with 4,500 different items celebrating the breed, from stamps to puppets to glass figurines. Its founders, Josef Küblbeck and Oliver Storz, claim the Dackelmuseum features the world’s largest collection of wiener dog paraphernalia.

Should you find yourself in that part of the world, check in at the Dackelmuseum. You might even get some attention from the museum’s resident mascots, the owners’ two dachshunds. Plus, your pets are always welcome—there’s even a ramp to help height-challenged four-legged friends make it into the entrance.

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Maureen Dempsey

Maureen Dempsey is a freelance writer living in New York with an ancient, 14-year-old chihuahua and a feisty, young dachshund.

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