Experience TOP Mountain Crosspoint niche destinations
Experience TOP Mountain Crosspoint niche destinations

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OBERGURGL-HOCHGURGL

TOP HOTEL HOCHGURGL

Experience TOP Mountain Crosspoint
Segment Cool culture
Rating 5-star superior

TOP Mountain Crosspoint: an architectural masterpiece

The winding Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road that links the Tyrolean Ötztal Valley with South Tyrol in Italy is one of Europe’s most popular mountain passes for motorcyclists. Biking in the midst of this second-to-none mountain backdrop with its 3,000m peaks is an unmissable experience! Back in 2016, twins and keen motorcyclists Alban and Attila Scheiber fulfilled a long-held dream by creating the 6,060sqm TOP Mountain Crosspoint with a world-class motorcycle museum. At 2,175m altitude, it’s the highest in Europe! They inherited their passion for engines from their father, Alban Scheiber Sr, a former professional racing driver and well-known Tyrolean tourism pioneer.

Experience TOP Mountain Crosspoint niche destinations
Experience TOP Mountain Crosspoint niche destinations

Constructed of glass, wood and steel, with magnificent views of the Ötztal Alps, the curved building provides a striking counterpoint to the surrounding mountainscape and is a must-see on any holiday in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

 

Experience TOP Mountain Crosspoint niche destinations
Experience TOP Mountain Crosspoint niche destinations
Experience TOP Mountain Crosspoint niche destinations

Journey through the history of motorcycles

At the TOP motorcycle museum, 270 classic vehicles by around 110 manufacturers are exhibited on a 3,000sqm area​​. From A for AJS to Z for Zündapp, all the major motorcycle makes of the last 100 years are represented. Embark on an exciting journey through the history of motorcycles and cars! The museum also presents temporary exhibitions on special themes, such as its current show of vintage piste equipment from over 70 years of ski history, with the oldest exhibit dating from 1947.

Motorcycle museum and more

The TOP Mountain Crosspoint is much more than just Europe’s highest motorcycle museum – it’s also an architectural landmark:  a spectacular fusion of panoramic restaurant and terrace, indoor and outdoor chill zone, toll station, lower terminus for the Kirchenkarbahn cable car, embarkation point for the Perrier Jouët gourmet gondola, passing point between North and South Tyrol, meeting point between the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area and the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road. Cultural multifunctionality for connoisseurs.

Other TOP Mountain Crosspoint facilities and highlights:

  • EV charging stations: two charging terminals for electric vehicles – and plans for two more. Easy charging for electric bicycles, scooters, motorcycles and cars – sockets suitable for both two and four-wheeled vehicles

  • Shop: fashion, leather goods, souvenirs and accessories

  • Gastronomy: Austro-Italian delights at over 2,000m above sea level. Authentic cuisine from North and South Tyrol. Acres of glass and wood plus a touch of steel, decorated only by the views of the Ötztal Alps

  • TOP Mountain Crosspoint open air concerts: on the sun terrace – weather permitting!

  • Winter: Perrier Jouët gourmet gondola seats up to five, serving drinks and specialities from the TOP Mountain Crosspoint restaurant

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Travel highlights on the Timmelsjoch to South Tyrol

Travelling along the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road is an experience in itself, but also offers attractions and sights – prepare to be amazed! To get there, leave the motorway at the Ötztal turnoff. A few hundred metres after the exit you will reach a roundabout – and that’s where your journey of discovery begins:

  • Area 47

  • Lake Piburger See & Turmmuseum

  • Ötzi Village archaeological open-air museum & Ötztal Birds of Prey Park

  • Ötztaler Bier Manufaktur brewery

  • Aqua Dome & local history museum

  • Alpine Ski World Cup Opening & Hannibal

  • Ötztal Cycling Marathon

  • Bike Republic Sölden

  • TOP Mountain Crosspoint

  • Timmelsjoch/Passo del Rombo: border with Italy & mountain pass museum

TOP Hotel Hochgurgl

Nearby you’ll find 5-star TOP Hotel Hochgurgl, a ski-in and spa-out haven. At 2,150m this Relais & Châteaux hotel is the height of Alpine luxury; great skiing from mid-November to May, the immaculate pistes of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl’s interconnected slopes, and one of the world’s ten most attractive and snow-sure winter sports areas. Arrive by helicopter, pick up pre-ordered equipment, sip champagne in the gondola, drop a jaw at the view from 3,000m in the TOP Mountain Star bar, and admire Europe’s largest motorcycle collection at TOP Mountain Crosspoint. After an exciting day on the snow, take a deep breath and a relaxing treatment in the 2,200sqm TOP Mountain SPA. Dine on sumptuous cuisine: fresh oysters, a sociable fondue, or a gourmet menu complemented by exquisite wine.

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