Germany’s Banana Museum, based in the far north of the country, has burned to the ground.
The fire, which broke out on Monday for a reason still unknown, was so extensive that the museum could not be saved, a police spokesman said.
There were gas canisters stored in the building, according to the spokesman who, however, 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.
Among the exhibits were bananas made of wood, plaster, soft material and amber.