Arnie museum officially open

2011-10-07 16:26

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.


  • aryantoo - 2011-10-07 17:16

    I am austrian myself.He stayed with mc cauwle(pastor by now) when he stayed in south-africa ,do i have to say more

      Warslat - 2011-10-07 22:04

      YOu sure do...firstly, how do your 2 sentences tie together and Secondly what point are you trying to make...sure I know the pastor is not the best character out there, but not sure where you going with that and how you being Austrian is relevant.

  • AMS-Dammer - 2011-10-07 20:20

    One vacation whilst at Uni, back in the late 70's... I took on a Market Reseaerch job, in Jhb. Had to visit addresses they furnished and one of the addresses in Hillbrow was Ray Mc Cauly.... When I rang the bell, a scantly clad PEKKIE GIRL opened the door and asked what I wanted... next minute, a half naked Ray Mc Cauly pushed her away, shouted at me... and then Arnie pushed his face around the door frame...also naked... then the door got flung open and saw there were loads of semi naked black woman in the lounge.... I left... but that SICK view, will ALWAYS be with me! othing like a bit of MEIT NAAI I suppose...

  • Marius - 2011-10-08 17:12


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