April 24, 2018

Celebrating the Dachshund

The dachshund is one of the most beloved dog breeds - how can they not be? They're small, adorable, energetic, and their hot-dog shape gives them an adorable waddle. All of this is probably why a museum in Passau, Germany, called the Dackelmuseum, is all about Dachshunds. 

While there are museums already out there dedicated to our furry best friend, the Dackelmuseum is the only museum to be dedicated specifically to dachshunds. The museum all started out of a love for the pups. The owners, Seppi Küblbeck and Oliver Storz, started collecting dachshund memorabilia over twenty-five years ago. 

All kinds of memorabilia is in the collection, from toys to statues, photographs, stamps, and more. Some distinct collections include the photos that feature famous folks with their dachshunds, like Albert Einstein and Leonard Nimoy. 

The co-founders of the museum aren't the only ones in Germany who have a love for these adorable pups. Dachshunds' popularity in Germany began back in the Middle Ages, when Germans bred the dogs to help keep badgers and foxes away from their farm animals. Even though these pups might not seem too intimidating, they were fierce hunters. Their ability made them extremely popular, and they've been making their place in Germany society ever since. A dachshund named Waldi was even the mascot for the 1972 Olympics when they were hosted in Munich. 

If you love dachshunds and are planning a trip to Germany, be sure to stop by this museum. You'll likely never see this much memorabilia dedicated to wiener dogs anywhere else!

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