Saturday, November 1, 2008

Toilet-turned-art-museum draws crowds in Munich

A public toilet in Munich that was transformed into an art museum has attracted hundreds of people in the first days after opening, a spokesman for the city's tourism agency said on Thursday.

Built in 1894, the toilet house was originally constructed to serve nearby households that lacked necessary facilities.

After being in use for over a hundred years, the toilets were locked up in 1992 because they were very rarely used.

"On the night we opened, around 800 people came to see our work," the initiator of the museum project, Mathias Koehler, told Reuters.

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