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When horsepower began to roll

Seppenbauer Automobile Museum – the dream of driving

It is probably a one-of-a-kind collection: At Gerhard Porsche’s Automobile Museum, which adjoins Wirtshaus Seppenbauer, absolutely everyone will become an automobile fan. Each individual piece tells a piece of motorized history, from the infancy of the automobile to the “Rockin’ Fifties”, and soon all the way up to the present day. As the perfect complement to the existing museum, housed in a lovingly restored barn, directly accessible from Gasthof Seppenbauer, a new wing will be added in May, right across the way, with plenty of room for contemporary examples of horsepower raised to beautiful perfection. Even the collection as it is today is one of the best that fans of autos and design can marvel at here in Austria: Extraordinary collector’s pieces, from Rolls Royces to Bentleys and, of course, Porsches, along with a unique collection of Vespas and motorbikes. And even an original prototype of the last flight-capable Albatros D3 airplane.

The fact that the dream of driving continues to this day is demonstrated clearly in a new, modern section of the museum bathed in natural light, in which some 20 agricultural vehicles and 20 historic sports cars will be presented, as will 15 new racing and sports cars. Highlights: a Red Bull Formula 1 car, the Red Bull Paris-Dakar Touarek, a Jochen Rindt race Porsche 906 and also the one-of-a-kind Model 904 Porsche of Gerhard Porsche himself. The exhibits are regularly rotated, while special exhibitions are also planned.


Opening Times

Tuesday to Sunday
from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Closed Mondays!

Contact Information

E-Mail: museum@seppenbauer.eu

Tel: +43(0)4268/ 20 100-60

Entrance Prices

per Museum

Adults: € 6,00 per person

Children up to age 12: free

Discounted rate for groups of 20 or more: € 4,00 per person

Our Exhibitions

We have more than 150 different pieces on display in our exhibitions – the widest range of vehicles imaginable, from the start of motorization to today.

Vintage Cars and Unique Pieces

Admire the style and elegance of our historical vehicles from 1886 to the 1960s – including a number of very rare examples.

Sports Cars

The time will finally have arrived by mid-2016: We will be opening our new sports-car museum!

Agricultural Machines

On the first floor of our new museum, we present a collection of historical agricultural machines.

Motorbikes

Two-wheeling fans are also welcome: More than 30 lovingly restored motorcycles are included in our collection, dating from 1910 to the 60s.

Vespa

Bella Italia! Enjoy a bit of nostalgia as you browse our unique Vespa collection with a wide selection of different models – including one with a light underneath and one with a sidecar, in all colors, from 1946 to today.

Airplane

Truly unique! Our Albatross (Oeffag) D.111, a fighter biplane from the Austrian Imperial Air Corps, is today the only flight-capable example of this WW1 plane preserved worldwide.

Gerhard Porsche

He loves this land and its beauty, fell in love with Metniztal valley in Carinthia and put down roots here. That said, anyone who bears the name “Porsche “has to have a bit of petrol flowing in his blood – Not only did Gerhard Porsche conduct sweeping renovations of a hunting lodge that once belonged to the former prince-archbishops in the small, idyllic village of St. Salvator, he also purchased the old inn and barn next to the church, transforming it into a top-notch country hotel with an attached automobile museum. A little later, he added a culinary training center and a luxurious spa. Today, Landhotel and Gasthof Seppenbauer provide upscale accommodations for guests as well as a stylish meeting place for locals.

Andreas Jung

Andreas Jung

This perfectionist master automobile mechanic takes passionate care of the automotive jewels in the museum’s collection.

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How to find us

Landhotel Seppenbauer lies in the north of the town of Friesach, at the entrance to Metnitztal valley in Carinthia. You can reach us from the south on the S 37, then take the exit marked “Friesach Nord”, from where it is another four kilometers to St. Salvator. Traveling in from the north, you will come on the S 37 over the Neumarkter Sattel, take the St. Stefan exit and continue to St. Salvator.