Thal - Arnold Schwarzenegger inaugurated a museum devoted to himself at his birthplace in the Austrian town of Thal on Friday and told hundreds of fans that they too could achieve anything, if they set their minds to it.
The house near Graz in which Schwarzenegger was born in 1947 has been converted into a memorial that tells the story of his career, from a boy in a small rural community to champion bodybuilder, Hollywood star and US politician.
The 64-year-old former Californian governor also unveiled a larger-than-life bronze statue of himself in a bodybuilder's pose.
"It is my great wish that everyone who visits this museum understands one thing: That everyone can be successful in his own way," said the star, who was accompanied by his 18-year-old son Patrick.
While the action star held his speech, his admirers were slightly disappointed as they were left standing in pouring rain and thunder. They were allowed to visit their idol's home only after Schwarzenegger had left.
The media event also attracted politicians like Chancellor Werner Faymann.
Schwarzenegger did not comment on recent rumours that he might enter Austrian politics.
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
The new Harry Potter play will become a new Harry Potter book. Read More »
The Duchess of Cambridge has made a video saying she and Prince William want all children to get support during difficult times Read More »
All the deets.
Live gig pics.
New local act.
Our epic night.
JohannesburgFirst Time PlacementsR15 000 - R18 000 Per Month
RoodepoortPlacement Point (Pty) Ltd (Parkwood Branch)R6 000 Per Month
East RandPlacement Point (Pty) Ltd (Parkwood Branch)R12 500 Per Month
HousesR 6 800 000
HousesR 1 395 000
HousesR 7 500 000