Large dachshunds, small dachshunds, soft toy dachshunds, nodding dachshunds, Olympic dachshunds, dachshunds made of porcelain, ivory, glass and wood – 5,000 dachshunds can be seen in the new Dachshund Museum in Regensburg. And right in the middle there are three real dachshunds: Moni, Blümchen and Klein Seppi are the figureheads of the curious museum. Their owners, Seppi Küblbeck and Oliver Storz, founded the Dachshund Museum in Passau five years ago, making it internationally famous.
Now they have moved up the Danube with the museum to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Regensburg, just a stone’s throw – or a few dachshund hops – away from the cathedral. The Dachshund Museum has been open for a few weeks. Küblbeck and Storz look forward to dachshund friends from all over the world – with or without a dog.
The museum organizers show 5,000 exhibits from their huge collection of dachshunds in lovingly designed showcases. Numerous exhibits have been bequeathed to them by dachshund lovers from all over the world, says Storz. You can see, among other things, the history of the dachshund in the hunt and as a Bavarian trademark, as the Olympic mascot Waldi, companion of the high nobility and as a toy. The dachshund on TV has also got its place – for example with Master Eder and his Pumuckl as well as with caretaker Krause.
In 2018, the creative master florist duo opened the museum in Passau, turning their passion for dachshunds into a profession. Since then, visitors have come from far and wide, from America, Asia and Australia. Tourist guides stopped at the Dachshund Museum. Then in 2022 there was trouble with the city administration, which had ignited on a seating area with a parasol set up in front of the museum.
Storz and Küblbeck drew conclusions from the dispute that arose and left. How they were treated by the city administration in Passau hit him deeply, Küblbeck told the German Press Agency shortly before the opening ceremony in Regensburg. But that’s a thing of the past. They were welcomed with open arms in their new home. After half a year of searching, they found rooms in a medieval building in the old town and expanded them into a museum within a few weeks. Now it’s finished and there’s a lot to discover in this small, colourful, quirky dachshund universe.
Opening hours: The Dachshund Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: 6 euros (adults), dackelmuseum.de