Germany’s Banana Museum, based in the far north of the country, has burned to the ground.
A police spokesman said the fire, which broke out Monday for a reason still unknown, was so extensive that the museum could not be saved.
The spokesman added that there were gas canisters stored in the building, though he could not say if explosions occurred during the blaze.
Banana-obsessed collector, Bernhard Stellmacher, opened the museum dedicated to his favourite fruit in the coastal village of Sierksdorf in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein, in 1991.
The museum styled itself as the first banana museum in Germany, and among the exhibits were bananas made of wood, plaster, soft material and amber.