Like a phoenix from the ashes
We are back
On 17 January 2021, the motorbike museum on the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road with over 350 unique exhibits was in full fire and almost completely destroyed, a huge loss for the entire motorbike and classic car community.
However, the Hochgurgl visionaries and motorbike enthusiasts Attila and Alban Scheiber did not give up on their lifelong dream:
Exactly 10 months after the fire accident, the TOP Mountain Motorcycle Museum reopened on the 18th of November 2021 - bigger, more spectacular, more informative and more exciting!
Together with knowledgeable experts, a comprehensive concept was created for the new motorbike museum: Exciting motorbike stories, historic racing machines and a varied, partly interactive programme are, of course, intended to inspire motor-affine visitors as before, but also to entice all other visitors of all ages to marvel and discover.
Walk-in motorbike history
In addition to the well-known attractions such as the rare and partly antique vintage motorbikes and oldtimers from 1885 to the present day - again over 450 exhibits from the start! - which are divided into new time categories and epochs and can be experienced by visitors as a walk-through motor history on an exhibition area of over 4,500 m², the TOP Mountain Motorcycle Museum now offers another major highlight:
The Motor Experience
The Motor Experience, a multimedia world of experience with 4D cinema, motor wall, technology simulations and of course lots of engine noise - here you can experience the fascination of a motorbike ride with all your senses even without a motorbike licence!
Motor history is made even more tangible for visitors in several stations distributed throughout the exhibition area - always surrounded by the museum's rarities.
Highlights such as "Sound of Motorbikes", where visitors take a seat on a special bike and experience real motorbike feeling with all its vibrations and noises, or "Vehicles around the world" with 96 pictures that change in a ten-second rhythm and show the possible uses of motorbikes and cars all over the world. At another station, the difference between 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines is explained visually by means of an interactive engine table. For the most part, these highlights are provided by long-time cooperation and museum partner KTM Motohall Mattighofen, which, in addition to these interactive stations, is also exhibiting a range of 24 KTM vehicles, from vintage motorbikes from 1956 to the high-tech racing bolide KTM X-Bow, in Hochgurgl.
Original racing cars
Of course, great brands of automobile sport may not be missing! Porsche presents the following racing cars under the motto "Porsche Heritage": the 911 (Type 991) RSR Sau, the 911 (Type 997) GT3 RSR Flying Lizard and the 919 Hybrid 2016. The last mentioned is the original winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 2016, with which the trio Marc Lieb, Romain Dumas and Neel Jani took the 18th Porsche overall victory after 5,233 kilometres - on the last lap!
Expeditions Professor Max Reisch
The permanent special exhibition Expeditions and Research Journeys Prof. Max Reisch shows for the first time the Puch motorbikes and all expedition vehicles, as well as the historical equipment of the Tyrolean researcher and transport pioneer Prof. Dr. Maximilian Reisch, whose expeditions in the 1930s and 1940s led to almost all continents and are today internationally regarded as admirable pioneering achievements. Another focus topic of this special exhibition: Motorsport in Tyrol of yesteryear brings the legendary pioneers, the races and their vehicles before the curtain.