The town of Passau on the Danube river is the only museum in the world dedicated to dachshunds. The museum displays a lovely collection of dachshunds – from toys, porcelain figurines and Christmas decorations, to pictures of famous dachshund owners with their pets.
Dachshund admit it you want to hold my wiener shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater
The museum was founded by two florists from Passau, Seppi Küblbeck and Oliver Storz. They put together the 25-year dachshund mementos and opened their doors in 2015 on the corner of Residentzplatz. The collection was further expanded thanks to donations from other dachshund dog lovers.
The entire collection is well laid out across the museum’s four unique rooms. The gift shop offers visitors a variety of items that are intriguing for hunting dog lovers including Dackelbeer, which is specially brewed by the local Brauerei Hacklberg.
Küblbeck or Storz can always be found around the museum with their three great dachshunds. They are ready to tell visitors everything about their favorite dogs and to showcase their collection. This museum is a must-go for all dog lovers and is a great place to spend half an hour or so while in Passau.
For more than 30 years, La Jolla residents Chris and Liz McCullough own dachshunds. The first is Heidi I, who lived for 14 years; then was Heidi II, who lived for 19 years.
With the McCulloughs now in their 90s, the era of pet ownership is behind. But to this day, a sign on their front door reads “Dachshund crossing” and Liz carries a wallet decorated with a “wiener dog”.
To clear their spirits during the challenging times, friends and neighbors arranged a dachshund parade for the couple on August 8, in which more than a dozen people (masked and maintained social distance if possible) paraded through Upper Hermosa with their long-stemmed puppies.
“We love animals and I always feel honored to have them in my life,” said Jacqueline Lemieux-Bokor, La Jolla resident and parade organizer. “And I just think [McCulloughs] are the cutest ones and want to give them a little fun during their day.”
In November, Chris, now 97, fell and has been facing poor health since then. Liz said the parade has created “a happy time for him.”
“Chris said that made him feel really good,” said Liz. “He had to hold a dog, which was great because he couldn’t go too far, so he had to hold a hound in his chair. They made a 97-year-old man very happy.
Chris McCullough, 97, hugs a dachshund during a neighborhood parade for him and his wife, Liz.
Chris McCullough, 97, hugs a dachshund during a neighborhood parade for him and his wife, Liz. (
Courtesy ) When Heidi II died about 15 years ago, the couple decided not to raise another dog for fear they wouldn’t live long, said Liz, 92. “We don’t know how long we will live,” she said. “But whenever we have a dog, we have a dachshund.”
Inspired by the McCulloughs’ love for the breed, and as a nod to her recently dead dog, Lemieux-Bokor wants to do something uplifting related to the hound.
“I talk to Liz and Chris … [in] their front yard in the afternoons,” she said. “I wondered what I could do for someone at that point in his life. I think it would be great if all these dachshunds come by while he’s in his front yard. ”
Dachshund dog owners gather with Chris and Liz McCullough at the end of their dachshund dog parade on Aug. 8.
Dachshund dog owners gather with Chris and Liz McCullough at the end of their dachshund dog parade. August 8. (Allowed)
One day, she shared this idea with a friend while walking along the La Jolla coast and wondered what she would do to implement the plan.