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.
The Christian Social Union (CSU) was one of many old German parties to suffer at the hands of the AfD in the election. But Merkel's Bavarian sister party has another problem — an upcoming state election at home.
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