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Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum Re-Opening This Winter

Less Than a Year After It Was Razed To The Ground By Fire

After being virtually destroyed by fire, the chances of the Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum in Austria re-opening seemed impossible. And yet, less than a year later, a winter opening date has been announced.

Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum to Re-Open

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Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum
Struck by devastating fire at the beginning of 2021. No-one knows how many of the 200 motorcycles were saved

Is there anything more depressing than watching a museum of priceless and irreplaceable motorcycles going up in flames? It happened years ago at the National Motorcycle Museum in the UK and at the beginning of this year at the Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum in Austria.

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How Did The Fire Start?
That’s not certain, but what is known is that there was no sprinkler system and the building was largely built from wood.

Given that the building was largely wood, one would imagine that everything was completely gutted, especially given the location which wasn’t exactly within easy reach of emergency services. More than 200 motorcycles and thousands of exhibits were on display at the museum and, while it is not known how many were lost in the fire, it must have been heartbreaking for the owners.

However, in one of the most welcome pieces of news this year, it seems the museum will be re-opened in November! The owners of the museum, Attila and Alban Scheiber, posted an update on the Museum’s social media account, saying that the site was scheduled to re-open on November 18th.

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Set To Re-Open In November
By some miracle, the museum’s owners have said it will re-open on November 18th. Collectors from around Europe have lent bikes.

No doubt some of the machines on display will be restorable but this will take time. To fill the gap, the owners have turned to collectors throughout Europe to help rebuild the exhibition. It seems that those collectors have responded magnificently and bikes are flowing in.

Now, that’s a great happy story to get you ready for the weekend.

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Former Glory
If the owners can get it back to this condition, it will be an incredible feat.

For more information, go to www. crosspoint.tirol

Harry Fisher
Harry Fisher
Motorcycling Contributor
Born and raised in England, he has lived in South Africa with his family since 2002. Harry has owned examples of Triumph, Norton, BSA, MV Agusta, Honda, BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki and Moto Morini motorcycles. He regrets selling all of them.  Read full bio
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