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80 Years Karl Schranz

Opening October 6, 2018

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Karl Schranz will be celebrating his 80th birthday on 18 November 2018. And it is the round-numbers anniversary of this athlete from St. Anton am Arlberg that has prompted this exhibition. Of the long list of Austrian-born alpine skiers, Schranz remains to this day one of the best known and most successful. His active career and the professional path he took after his retirement were both characterised by the highest levels of stamina and endurance. This special exhibition in the Museum of St. Anton am Arlberg traces the life of a remarkable man who has been awarded many accolades, not the least of which was the freedom of his hometown. Older visitors to the exhibition may well be reminded of this or that forgotten event. On the other hand, one of the most important aims is also to acquaint young people with the biography of Karl Schranz, representing as it does a notable chapter in contemporary Austrian history.

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