Arnold Schwarzenegger museum opens in Austria

Saturday July 30, 2011

For the first nineteen years of his life, Arnold Schwarzenegger lived in the small Austrian town of Tahl.

Now the people of Tahl are celebrating their 'little farm boy's' 64th birthday with the opening of a museum that documents his life.

The tribute is located in his first home, where the body-builder-to-be lived without electricity or running water.

Amongst many of his childhood possessions there is a display about his becoming Mr Universe, one containing props from the Terminator films, and another relating to his marriage to Maria Shriver.

The museum does not, however, mention Maria's filing for divorce earlier this year.

Despite all of the attention being paid to his marriage and recently revealed affair, local Hela Forstner told the BBC.

"The people like him because he was a little farm boy and his career was so exciting. I think that Australian people are really proud to have him as an Austrian citizen"

Photo: © Getty

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