A major fire broke out in the Motorcycle Museum on January 18, 2021. In the process, the museum was completely burned out. The adjacent restaurant and the base station of the Kirchenkarbahn were not affected. It is not yet known what will happen to the museum.
Located in Hochgurgl at approx. 2,200m/7,218ft above sea level, Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum is the highest motorbike museum in Europe. Situated at the Alpine route most attractive to motorcyclists, the architecturally fascinating building features around 230 pieces from motorcycle history.
The museum features regular special exhibitions to complete the experience. Furthermore, a cosy restaurant is located right next door. Enjoy authentic Austrian and Italian fare while you marvel at the Ötztal Alps outside the window.
Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum was created by the twin brothers Alban and Attila Scheiber from Hochgurgl, and opened its doors in April 2016. Both brothers are enthusiastic motorcyclists, and have managed to build up one of the most extensive and valuable collections of historic motorcycles in Austria. They get their passion for motors from their father, Alban Scheiber senior, a former professional race driver and famous Tyrolean tourism pioneer.
How to get there
The museum is located right at an Alpine pass that is very popular with motorcyclists, the Timmelsjoch Hochalpenstraße. Coming from Sölden, follow B186 via Obergurgl and Hochgurgl until you reach Top Mountain Crosspoint.
Furthermore, the museum is located at the top station of the ski resort Obergurgl Hochgurgl's Kirchenkarbahn lift.