A museum of Dachshunds has opened in the German city of Passau. The institution’s founder says the breed, better known as the sausage dog, captures the ‘essence’ of Bavaria and therefore requires a museum in its honor.
Starting June 1, most state buildings in Bavaria will be required to hang a cross in their foyers. Reactions have been heated, even among the people in Germany's most Catholic region. Rebecca Staudenmeier reports.
With its sausage-like body and notorious stubbornness, the revered dachshund had lately fallen from favor among pooch lovers. But the opening of the world's first wiener dog museum means the hound is back in vogue.
Locals lost faith in Germany's federal authorities when tens of thousands of refugees entered Bavaria in the summer of 2015. Now the southern state plans to reinstate its border guard.
Police in Bavaria have seized a whopping 230 kilograms (507 pounds) of marijuana from a semi truck with an Albanian license plate near Passau. Authorities were tipped off by the smell of marijuana in the truck bed.
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