Top Mountain Crosspoint Museum Destroyed by Fire

The museum sits at the base of the Timmelsjoch mountain pass road (on the Passo Del Rombo) in Austria, and sits as the EU’s highest altitude museum at 2175m. The road also connects South Tyrol and North Tyrol in Italy. The museum held one of the most extensive and valuable motorcycle collections in Austria and Europe, and was home to around 230 classic motorcycles – including classic models from Brough Superior, Vincent, Matchless, Sunbeam, Zündapp, and more, totalling around 100 manufacturers.

 

It was even associated with motorcycling royalty, as Giacomo ‘Ago’ Agostini was the godfather of the museum, plus it was home to other exhibitions of classic cars – we found an Aston Martin DB5 in one photo, a Ski history exhibit and a much-loved restaurant.

Top Mountain Crosspoint Museum lost to fire

Despite swift intervention from local fire brigades, it is feared that most (if not all) motorcycles have perished in the fire – the museum held all of the motorcycles in a 3000 square-meter exhibition area. Alban Scheiber, who co-owns the museum with his twin brother Attila, was once quoted in a Telegraph article:

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