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The Arnold Schwarzenegger birthplace in Thal/Graz is not only the official, but furthermore the only museum worldwide that is bearing his name and is supported by the man himself.

The museum is located in the former forester’s lodge of the Herberstein dynasty. Since 2011 you can visit the place where it all began. Here you can follow the footsteps of the probably most famous Austrian.

Numerous exhibits show his remarkable career, including his most important stages of life like his childhood and adolescence, becoming the world’s best bodybuilder, biggest movie star and the Governor of California. Go face to face with the Terminator himself – Enter the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger!


Please visit our Onlineshop, there you will find original merchandise and gifts. Treat yourself or friends and relatives with souvenirs from Arnold Schwarzenegger's birthplace.

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NEW! Magazine

"70 years of Arnold Schwarzenegger" - Magazine dedicated to Arnold Schwarzenegger's 70th birthday. Available in German and English.

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The History of the Museum

"Stay hungry"

Impressions of the museum

Discover the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger, and admire the memories and original exhibits of his childhood, film career as well as governor career.

The life of Arnold Schwarzenegger
Abenteuer Leben Documentary

Arnold visits his museum

Arnold does not miss the chance to visit his birthplace several times per year to give friends and family members a guided tour.

Opening Hours

Summer Season

From February to October: Monday to Friday 10 am – 6.00 pm (lunch break at 2 pm - 2.30 pm), last admission 5.30 pm, Saturday to Sunday: 10 am – 6.00 pm

Winter Season

From November to January: Friday to Sunday 10 am – 5 pm, last admission 4.30 pm (lunch break at 2 pm - 2.30 pm)


Adults €12,90
Discounts* €9,90
Children (Ages 5-14) / School classes 6,90
Regular guided tour € 10,00
Audioguide (German or English) € 2,00
Groups Groups by arrangement only!

* Groups (10 people or more), Children ages 15-17, Students (up to age 27), Senior citizens 65 or over with valid ID, people with disabilities, Members of compulsory military and community service with valid ID, unemployed persons.

Sorry, there are no dogs allowed in the museum, but owners can keep their pets on a leash outside.

Contact & Information

Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum
Linakstraße 9
A-8051 Thal, Österreich
Tel.: +43 (0) 316 571 947