I Didn't Want to Miss Piggy

I Didn't Want to Miss Piggy

The Schweine Museum in #Stuttgart is home to over 50,000 items on display. Ranging from piggy banks to kitchenware, toys and even antiques, this #museum is in itself, an #attraction.


Pig Museum, Stuttgart, Germany

If I told you the world’s biggest pig museum is in Stuttgart, would you think I was telling you a porkie?

Well, I’m not. Lying to you is a loin I wouldn’t cross.

Schweine Museum

When I found out that there was a Pig Museum (or Schweine Museum, in German) in Stuttgart, I was so excited it was almost enough to make me squeal. So I immediately trotted off there chop chop. I didn’t want to miss piggy.

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Pig Museum

Culture
 Schlachthofstraße 2, 70188, Stuttgart, Germany
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The museum opened in 2010 in the old administration building of a slaughterhouse. Since then it has grown to the point where it has more than 50,000 items on display. The museum is less about the pig itself, and more about what we, as humans, have done with the pig image. And, gee, do we ham it up!

The museum is less about the pig itself, and more about what we, as humans, have done with the pig image

Pigs might fly but they also sit, eat, and shag… and all of the things which are represented in the items on display. There are piggy banks (of course) but also kitchenware, antique statues, soft toys, ties… even a letterbox. It seems there’s nothing that can’t be made in the image of a pig. Where there’s a swill, there’s a way.

Signs around the museum are in both English and German

It’s all divided into 25 themed rooms that each have a topic like international pigs, wedding pigs, mythical pigs… and so on. There’s even an x-rated section where the pigs are… well, porking. Another room is all about hobbies and there’s a great painting of pigs playing cards. I’m not sure what game but I assume it’s porker.

It’s all divided into 25 themed rooms that each have a topic 

Now, you might think it all sounds like a bit of a boar. To that, I say hogwash!

One of the featured pigs

There is so much to see here that you could huff and puff and not even blow half the house down. If having the best collection of pork paraphernalia was a sport, this museum would win the olympig gold medal! I’m not sure there is much competition, but it would certainly take home the bacon!

You also learn a little. Along the way, there are some interesting facts. Did you know that there are more pigs than people in Denmark? 

Did you know that there are more pigs than people in Denmark? 

Or that China has half the world’s pigs? Or that there is only one pig in Afghanistan and it’s kept in a zoo?

No? Well, these are the kind of difficult answers you get when you ask the through questions!

Trivias about pigs are everywhere

Anyway. This isn’t your usual tourist attraction but it’s a good laugh. There are actually some really nice items here and it’s fascinating just to see the scale of the whole thing. You might wonder how it gets enough visitors to still be in business but you know why it’s still going strong? It’s too pig to fail!

Pretty in Pink
Schweine - Peep Show
The museum has about 25 themed rooms
Plush pigs
The Pig Museum  features about 50,000 pigs 
Different types of pigs from different eras and countries
Save up! This room features various piggy banks
Because love is everywhere, even here. 

Time Travel Turtle was a guest of Baden-Wurttemberg and DB Bahn but the opinions, over-written descriptions and bad jokes are his own.

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