London, Oct 6 : The German, who are believed to lack a sense of humour, have challenged its age-old stereotype by opening a museum that celebrates the country's sense of humour.
Frankfurt-based Caricatura Museum is to become a shrine to the country's humour, satire and comic art, which have so far remained largely unknown to the international public.
According to curator, Achim Frenz, the project is the "fulfilment of a life-long dream".
"We have only just opened the museum because until now we didn't have enough comedy to put in it," the Telegraph quoted Frenz as saying.
The museum visitors are greeted by a large sculpture of a moose wearing a hat and overcoat at the entrance - a sight that Germans apparently find amusing.
The collection consists of 4,000 works by artists and writers connected to Titanic magazine, the German equivalent of Private Eye, known for its controversial satirical illustrations.
Frenz said that Britons who believe that Germans do not have a sense of humour were mistaken.
"They should come to Frankfurt and see for themselves," he said.