Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum – one of the most important auto museums in the world located in Timmelsjuice, 2,200 meters above sea level, burned down on Monday. Nothing has been preserved from the collection of more than 250 cars, motorcycles and scooters.
At around 4:40 am, the museum’s fire alarm went off, and by the time the firefighters arrived, flames were already burning in the wooden building of the museum, local media reported. Sixty firefighters took part in extinguishing the fire, and its spread was restricted to a nearby restaurant and neighboring buildings. The museum’s wooden building could not be saved.
No one died in the fire. There is no information yet on why this is so.
The Top Mountain Crosspoint Motorcycle Museum located at the foot of the Austrian side of the Timmelsjoch Trail – near the border between Austria and Italy was opened in 2016 by twin brothers Alban and Attila Scheiber, car enthusiasts.
in the museum , About 230 classic, mostly European motorcycles were displayed on an area of 3,000 square metersLike the Sunbeam, Brough Superior, and Zundapp, as well as a smaller group of vintage cars including the Porsche and Ferrari.
There was also a unique piece from 1905 Laurin & Klement motorcycle, which comes from Skoda, and Brough Superior from 1939.
The collection also included vintage American Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Indian and even Flying Merkel motorcycles.
Most likely, no exhibition survived from the fire.